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It was once a law, but now largely a custom, that a person fleeing arrest could seek safe harbor in a church. The “Law of Sanctuary” provided refuge for at least a period of time wherein ecclesiastical and civil law could come to some agreement regarding the fate of the fugitive. The truly tragic slaughter of the faithful at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Spring, Texas, last Sunday turns the notion of sanctuary upside down. The sacred space of a church has become a soft target, a killing ground, where those who come to worship place themselves at risk, not of their immortal souls, but of their very lives. Whether motivated by ideology or mental instability, these killers seek victims in those settings as remote from battlefields as might be imagined: churches and other places of worship, schools and colleges, sporting and musical venues, shopping malls, and tourist centers. These are places where we inherently social beings gather to engage in distinctly human activities. They are places where we let our guard down and simply assume that everyone else around us is equally committed to our collective safety. In times such as these, where can one feel safe? Is it only beyond the TSA security barriers in our airports: those precincts where we can eat, shop, relax and wait knowing that there are no deadly weapons within the perimeter? Is it in gated communities where, at least, only those known to have business there may be admitted? Are we fated to retreat only to those places where we must pass through intensive and intrusive scanning or searching? Will “sanctuary” acquire this new interpretation? Last week, even before the Texas tragedy, several foreign governments issued warnings to their citizens, advising them of the risk of violence should they visit the United States. What an ironic reversal of our own State Department’s advisory of countries of conflict we Americans should avoid traveling to! How shall we as a community, a nation, come to define safety? Will it be one in which everyone is armed — so called “mutual deterrence?” Will it be when every potential “soft target” is guarded by electronic and human security? Will it be when we all seek, according to our means, to huddle within gated communities? And what of those who cannot afford such security measures: those who right now live in violence-ridden neighborhoods? The fear for safety is no longer the provenance of the poor and vulnerable. It is ours and we must find a way to address it directly. Stephen Reno is the executive director of Leadership New Hampshire and former chancellor of the University System of New Hampshire. His email is

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NEWS & NOTES Open enrollment

The period of open enrollment for the individual health insurance market began on Nov. 1 and continues through Dec. 15. According to the New Hampshire Insurance Department, about 53,000 Granite Staters will be selecting or renewing plans either through Healthcare. gov, through an insurance agent or directly with an insurance company. In a press release, Insurance Department Commissioner Roger Sevigny warned that if residents don’t shop around they may end up with a plan that doesn’t include their doctors or prescriptions or may end up paying a lot more for the coverage they need. This year, a couple things have raised the stakes for the open enrollment process. Firstly, the period is narrower. In past years it lasted through the end of January. Secondly, the roughly 24,000 residents who don’t qualify for a federal subsidy will likely see their rates increase by an average of 52 percent. Insurers raised premiums in anticipation of President Donald Trump’s ending cost-sharing reduction payments to the insurance market, which he did last month. The estimated 29,000 residents who do receive subsidies are not expected to see much change in premiums. Residents are advised to calculate their likely premiums and subsidies using the plan preview tool at Free help is also available from federal navigators and certified application counselors. While companies like Ambetter, Harvard Pilgrim and Anthem have all stayed in the exchange, Minuteman Health plans will end on Dec. 31.

Diabetes bill

President Trump signed into law a bill authored by New Hampshire Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins to establish a national commission on diabetes care and prevention. The AP reported the commission would include medical experts from the public and private sector who will convene to improve patient outcomes, education and care delivery. The bill passed the House in October and the Senate in September. Nearly 26 million Americans have diabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

West High

The Manchester School District announced it will restructure the academic delivery system at West High School by making it a competency-based, student-centered school with the help of a $300,000 grant from the Barr Foundation, according to a press release. The funds will be used to reform five areas of the educational experience: out-of-school learning, personalization, college and career preparation, student support and family engagement and school culture. Through the planning phase, the district will be working with the Center for Collaborative Education and another group called Big Picture Learning. The plan is expected to be complete by December 2018 and implemented in September 2019. Superintendent Bolgen Vargas said it is an opportunity to replicate this model on a large scale for the first time.

Revenue report

House Republican leadership praised a recent revenue report that summarized the state’s take from business taxes in October. According to the report, the state’s General and Education Funds received $126.5 million last month. That was $3.2 million (2.6 percent) above what was planned and $9.1 million (7.8 percent) more than last year. Year-to-date unrestricted revenue totaled $600.8 million, which was about $5.5 million over plan and $14.1 million over the year prior. While business taxes and room and meal taxes exceeded expectations and the previous year, other revenue sources fell short, such as real estate transfer taxes and liquor commission transfers. House Majority Leader Dick Hinch credited the strong revenues to recent business tax cuts and a strong economy.

Elliot partnership

The Elliot Health System and Southern New Hampshire Health System have signed a combination agreement to create Solutionhealth, a new regional nonprofit healthcare system, according to a press release. Pending regulatory approval, the organization will oversee a network of health care facilities that promises to improve access to affordable care. The two entities

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announced the beginning of affiliation talks in June. Earlier this year, Elliot and Dartmouth-Hitchcock called off talks of forming an affiliation.

Storm aftermath

Damage estimates from the recent major storm have exceeded the threshold for federal assistance, according to a press release from Gov. Chris Sununu. The storm, which left approximately 450,000 residents without power, caused an excess of $8 million in estimated damage. This meets the threshold necessary for Sununu to ask for a federal disaster declaration. The most severe damage was located in Belknap, Carroll, Coos and Grafton counties. In the meantime, food stamp recipients may request replacement benefits if they experienced a power outage of at least four hours, which can cause food spoilage. It will include access to college classes and internships.

Workforce training

Rivier University in Nashua will be working to fill New Hampshire’s mental health workforce shortage by training more people in behavioral health and substance use disorder fields, the AP reported. The school received a $1 million federal grant to expand the behavioral health workforce in rural areas and created the Center for Behavioral Health Professions and Workforce Development in response to growing demand for graduate programs in mental health fields. The opioid epidemic has placed additional strain on the workforce.


The selectboard in Pittsfield voted 4-1 to use $400,000 from its budget surplus to offset a spike in taxes, the Concord Monitor reported. A rate increase of $2.75 per $1,000 of assessed property value will go down to $1.21. CONCORD

A new Advanced Technologies building at Manchester Community College will be celebrated with a ribbon- Hooksett cutting ceremony set for Nov. 9 at 10 a.m. According to a press release, the buildGoffstown ing will house programs for instructing students in electrical, HVAC and advanced manufacturing skills.

The Chinese University of Hong Kong did not purchase the Daniel Webster College campus in Nashua, despite earlier reports. The Telegraph of Nashua reported the university posted a statement on its website saying it did not even bid on the facility. The buyer is someone named Sui Liu, who has an address in China.





Fire officials say a home was Milford destroyed in a fire in Londonderry because a laptop battery overheated, the AP reported. Fire tankers went to the home to respond to the fire because there were no hydrants in the area.

St. Paul’s School

A supplementary report released by St. Paul’s School in Concord outlines additional cases of sexual misconduct by former faculty and staff with students, illustrating a trend over the course of more than 50 years. The AP reported the Episcopal prep school’s initial report in May detailed allegations against a dozen men and one

A state advisory committee approved $35 million in a combination of grants and loans for safe drinking water projects across the state. According to a press release from Senate President Chuck Morse praising the move, the Drinking and Groundwater Advisory Commission approved a number of projects including a statewide assessment of drinking and groundwater contamination. That project will cost $500,000. Other projects include water main and lead line replacements and extensions in contamination zones. The biggest project will spend $13 million for a Merrimack River well collector treatment plant in Manchester.




woman. Since that report, more people were emboldened to speak to investigators. The supplemental report adds five staff members and, for the first time, detailed 15 unidentified victims who have come forward to report abuse. The Boston law firm conducting the inhouse investigation on behalf of the school interviewed a total of 50 victims.


Its life had been spared thanks to the intervention of Gov. Chris Sununu, but a young bear relocated from the Hanover area to Canada was killed by a hunter shortly after its release. NHPR reported the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department confirmed the identity of the bear last week, but it had been killed just three weeks after its relocation in Quebec. After a female bear and her three yearlings invaded a Hanover home in May, Fish and Game officials had planned to euthanize the animals because they had become too comfortable around humans. But after public outcry, Sununu stepped in and ordered the bears relocated instead. The three young bears were relocated but the sow was never found.

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In January, authorities searched the former home of Denise Beaudin, who was believed to have been killed by serial killer Terry Peder Rasmussen, known then as Bob Evans. Investigators only learned recently of Beaudin’s disappearance 35 years ago. And since they’ve linked Rasmussen to several other killings, including the woman and three children buried in barrels in Allenstown near Bear Brook State Park, it’s thought he killed Beaudin as well. But they did not find a body at the old Manchester home. October marked the five-year anniversary of the murder of UNH student Lizzi Marriott. Her killer, Seth Mazzaglia, dropped her body into the water at Peirce Island, where the Piscataqua River meets the Atlantic Ocean. Investigators searched the water by surveying the surface, using underwater cameras, side-scanning sonar and a dive team. “There was a variety of those techniques used and, unfortunately, we were not able to recover her,” said Senior New Hampshire Attorney General Jeff Strelzin. For most homicides in the state, there’s usually a body. But in a few rare cases, investigators can’t find the remains. The state’s diverse terrain and colder climate can make searches difficult, but authorities have a wide range of tools and techniques at their disposal.


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Strelzin said it’s a common misconception that if there’s no body, murderers can’t be tried and convicted of their crime. “The office has had homicide cases ... where we don’t have victims’ bodies, but the cases are prosecuted. But those are rare cases,” Strelzin said. The conviction of Mazzaglia for Marriott’s murder is a recent example. In that case, they had key witness testimony and Mazzaglia’s admission that Marriott died and he hid the body, though he maintained it was an accident. Though it may not be necessary to get a conviction, finding a body can provide additional clues about the victim’s final hours, and it can give families a muchneeded peace. “Having spoken to families in those circumstances, for them it’s finality and a way to say goodbye to their loved one in a respectful fashion,” Strelzin said. “Depending on the case, there may always been that glimmer of doubt or hope that their loved

cult for a family.” Another example was the murder of two children on July 4, 2003, Philip, 11, and Sarah Gehring, 14, by their father Manuel Gehring. Manuel Gehring confessed to the crime but said he had hidden the bodies in another state. Strelzin remembers the media constantly asking him if they could prosecute the case without the bodies, which he answered with a resounding yes. Aside from the confession, there was also significant physical evidence, such as blood and bullet fragments. The case didn’t end in a conviction because Gehring ended his own life in a prison cell while awaiting trial. The bodies of the children were eventually found in Ohio. The details of that discovery, which involves an amateur sleuth, were recently told in an episode of the popular Criminal podcast. Rasmussen died in a California prison in 2010 under another alias for a murder conviction unrelated to the New Hampshire cases.


In New Hampshire, finding missing bodies is a task most often conducted by New Hampshire Fish and Game, though these are rarely homicides. More likely, they will be looking for a hiker or swimmer who went missing or died. Still, the techniques are essentially the same. Strelzin said detectives will start by searching the area around a known crime scene. But when the area is large, they’ll involve other agencies like Fish and Game, local police and sometimes the Federal Bureau of Investigation. “Often, what’s called a line search is done. It’s a group of people cover the area, typically in a grid pattern, looking for evidence,” Strelzin said. The state can usually turn to other regional or federal agencies to help add to our resources, but the geographical characteristics of the state can prove challenging. “What makes it challenging in New Hampshire is I think we’ve [got] 84 percent forests, woods,” Strelzin said. Doing searches in water bodies can also be difficult. “Divers can only stay down so long, and depending on the environmental conditions, they may not be able to stay down very long at all,” Strelzin said. Sergeant Tom Dakai, the head of the state dive team with Fish and Game, said that’s because the water in New Hampshire’s lakes, rivers and seacoast is very cold, even in the summer. “Visibility in a lot of our lakes is very,

The dive team consists of 14 officers, and their work is divided between criminal evidence searches and looking for drowning victims. But they rarely work in ocean waters. The search for Lizzi Marriott was an exception. “Normally the Coast Guard is the one who does search and rescue on coastal waters. But this was something that we were capable of doing in that spot. So we were asked to do it and we did,” Dakai said. They weren’t able to find any evidence related to the case. The tidal currents were too strong, and it had been several days since the body was put in the water. “I mean that’s emptying out the whole Great Bay,” Dakai said. “Her body would be moved around quite a bit.” After a bit of active searching, investigators pivoted to passive searching, in which they accepted leads from the public if they found anything they thought to be related to the case. Strelzin said there were some bones found by locals, but they ultimately turned out not to be human.

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Strelzin believes the body of Denise Beaudin is likely hidden out of state, as he thinks she was probably not murdered here. In 1981 Rasmussen is thought to have absconded with her and her daughter, whom he later abandoned at a campsite out west. So as investigators learn more about Rasmussen and the timeline of events, they may be able to narrow down the search area. Updates in the case are happening regularly, thanks to the work of investigators. But Strelzin hopes more tips from the public may fill in some of the key gaps in the case. On Nov. 2, investigators found an arrest record in 1973 in Phoenix, Arizona, that helped improve their understanding of his whereabouts during that period and update the timeline they had for him. In all cases, help from the public is still crucial. If Marriott’s remains are ever found, it could possibly be with a tip from a hiker on the coast. The location of the Gehring children might have remained a mystery were it not for the dogged determination of one Ohio woman who used her free time to search the areas that best fit the killer’s description of where he buried the kids. According to Strelzin, a forensic analysis of soil and pollen found on the shovel used to bury the children narrowed the search field down to Ohio and half of Indiana, which was far too big an area for authorities to rake through.



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Can you tell me about your background, like where you grew up and went to school? I was actually born in California, but I happened to grow up in Connecticut because my parents just happened to land there for 15 years while I was in school. So I turned into a Yankee and I always wanted to live in northern New England, so when that opportunity came about in the late ’70s, I moved to New Hampshire. Prior to that, I was working as a designer in Washington, D.C., and prior to that I was graduating from Syracuse University School of Art with a BFA in interior design. I’m one of these people that knew at about the age of 16 that I wanted a career in the arts, and it was just a matter of deciding how to go about doing that, whether it was illustration or fabric design or graphic design. I was very happy in my decision to be an interior designer and I have just completed 45 years of doing just that. Tell me more about your career trajectory and how you founded your company. The first 10 years, I worked for other architects and interior designers learning as much as I could in the field and more about a successful design practice. When I moved to New Hampshire, I worked for Lavallee Brensinger for two years. It was a wonderful experience and they, in fact, helped me in starting my own firm, Stibler Associates, in 1982, so 35 years ago. We are a regional firm … but we work all over the country and in the U.K. … with a variety of commercial, corporate clients, but also clients in the resort industry, health care, some of the higher education universities in New England, and just had a wonderful time of it. I would say my trajectory has been sort of by the book. I knew what I wanted to do, received a degree in that field and worked in it ever since. Congratulations on your reward. How did you feel getting that recognition? It was absolutely thrilling because it was WHAT ARE YOU REALLY INTO RIGHT NOW?


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QUALITY OF LIFE INDEX City overdoses in October American Medical Response, which provides medical ambulance services in Manchester and Nashua, released a monthly overdose report for the state’s two largest cities. In total, there were 99 overdoses, including five fatalities, last month. Manchester saw 80 suspected opioid overdoses and Nashua saw 19. Three of the fatalities were in Manchester, the other two in Nashua. The year-to-date numbers are up slightly in the Queen City by 12 percent (761, up from 673 last year) and are down by 24 percent in Nashua (243, down from 301). While Manchester saw an increase in overall overdoses, the number of fatalities has gone down by 40 percent. Fatalities in Nashua are down by 3 percent. QOL Score: -1 Comment: Though there have been a combined total of more than 3,500 admissions to both city’s Safe Station programs, the state’s urban centers are still in the throes of the epidemic.

Moose hunt less successful Hunters in New Hampshire had a success rate of 68 percent for this moose hunt season, compared to 72 percent last year. The AP reported 57 hunters killed 37 moose during this season, which wrapped up on Oct. 29 after nine days. Fish and Game biologist said the unusually warm weather during the opening weekend of Oct. 21 and Oct. 22 made it harder to find the animals because they don’t tolerate the heat, according to the story. QOL Score: -1 Comment: The success rate in the first two days was 19 percent, compared to 25 percent the year before.

Recreational therapy for veterans Recreational therapy treatment will be provided to veterans with disabilities through an agreement between the Manchester VA Medical Center and a University of New Hampshire program, the AP reported. The veterans will have access to the Northeast Passage Program at UNH, which offers activities such as cycling and water skiing. The VA will pay for the treatment. QOL Score: +1 Comment: Northeast Passage claims its clients have experienced measurable improvements in functional fitness and chronic health condition management, body weight, blood pressure, blood sugar and mental health.

Bankruptcies increase New Hampshire bankruptcies have increased for the month of October. One hundred forty-seven households and businesses filed, which is a higher number than in October of last year and 16 more than in September, according to NH Business Review. Personal bankruptcy filings decreased by 9 percent in 2016, so if the increase shown in October continues through January, it will be the first time the number of bankruptcies for the year has increased since 2010. QOL Score: -1 Comment: The number for October is still below the annual average, which is 153 bankruptcies a month. QOL score: 85 Net change: -2 QOL this week: 83 What’s affecting your Quality of Life here in New Hampshire? Let us know at


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With the Pats in the bye week at 6-2, the defense coming around as they work around the injuries that are mounting up and Coach B having made yet another confounding trade deadline move, your New England Patriots are in midseason form. As they get ready to begin the second half vs. reeling Denver, here’s the annual midseason report. Biggest Complaints: Just once I’d like Bill to go after guys who get to the passer more than once a month. I know — Chandler Jones. But while productive, he was great sometimes but MIA others, especially against the run. Plus he’s now gigantically overpaid. Off-season Moves: They had many euphorically thinking undefeated season. Unfortunately, they haven’t come within three area codes of those silly expectations, or more importantly the price it cost to get them. Here’s the tally: Brandin Cooks, one impactful game for a first-round pick; Mike Gillislee, a net loss to LeGarrette Blount (4.7 yards per for 7-1 Philly); Rex Burkhead, good when he’s played, but he’s missed four of eight games; Stephon Gilmore, singlehandedly cost them the Carolina game and has missed the last three games; Kony Ealy, living up to expectations, except after being cut in August he’s doing that for the Jets. The good news is it’s early so they can recover. Brady at 40: With TB-12 leading the NFL in passing yards, I guess Coach B got the answer he was looking for. He may not make it to 45, but he looks to have at least two more solid years left after 2017. Injury Impact: Every team has them and I know you don’t want to swap places with Houston. The two biggest are Julian Edelman and Dont’a Hightower, their best pass rusher and big defensive play maker. They clearly miss JE’s ability to move the sticks on third down, and after Chris Hogan’s arm/ rib/shoulder injury vs. the San Diego, er, L.A.

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Chargers they’re vulnerable at receiver given the injury history of Gronk and Danny Amendola. Reinforcements: Shea McClellin should be back from IR to slide into Hightower’s slot vs. Denver. Malcolm Mitchell can also return, but shockingly they’re being tightlipped about what condition his knee is really in. Back-up Quarterback Plan: I said on trading deadline Monday, since I know he’s willing to do almost anything there’s nothing Coach B could do to shock me. Three hours later he still shocked me by trading Jimmy Garoppolo. As usual, the timing confounded all. If he knew Jimmy G would have to be moved before the season was over on supposed fears they’d get nothing for him next spring, why in the name of Babe Parilli did he trade Jacoby Brissett? Forget that Phillip Dorsett has done nothing here after being a first-round bust in Indy. Trading Brissett first painted the brass into a corner by forcing them to deal with the 49ers because since he’s the only back-up they could possibly get now who knew the system, they needed Brian Hoyer to be cut as well. If they still had Jacoby, they could’ve created an auction between QB-needy and draft pick-rich San Francisco and Cleveland to get more than the second-round pick they got. It ranges from a rare miscalculation to flat out dumb. But since Coach B’s never dumb, my guess is he was told by the owner after the Brissett trade, he’s not paying $25 million for a franchised back-up QB in 2018, Tom Brady stays as long as he wants, or both. Biggest Issues: (1) The Offensive Line I’ve heard more praise than complaints, but not from me. In the running game that’s one thing, but with Jimmy G now in SF, protection is more paramount than even a week ago. Admittedly their job is tougher thanks to throwing down field far more than in recent years. But since they’ve been so up and down, that makes me nervous.

(2) Third Down on D Not being good here has kept the D on the field for long stretches. It’s calmed down a bit, but I’m not convinced it’s totally solved yet, especially with Hightower gone. (3) The Pass Rush Whether it’s the lack of talent or a function of scheme, being so poor at this is infuriating to watch and is a big reason they can’t get off the field on third down. (4) Offense in the Red Zone Something is off here. Twice (Tampa Bay and San Diego) they scored just one TD and four field goals and it was two TDs and three FG against Atlanta. Normally getting TDs down there is routine, but not this year. The Schedule: Five of their next six are on the road. But since they were 8-0 on the road last year I’m not so sure that’s bad, while five of their last eight are AFC East matchup. Which, with the surprising Bills a game back at 5-3, the Jets tougher than expected and playing in Miami always treacherous, now seems harder than in September. Conversely, the next two in Denver (lost four in a row) and Mexico City vs. 4-5 Oakland don’t appear as daunting as they once did. The Playoff Race: They’re in good shape for at least a wild card spot, where they have a three-game lead over Baltimore and Oakland. As for home field advantage throughout, that looked in peril after the opening night loss to KC but they’ve lost three of four and are struggling. So if the Pats keep winning, Week 15 in Pittsburgh vs. the 6-2 Steelers will be huge. Bottom Line: With early losses and several tight, low-scoring wins it hasn’t been comfortable. Plus, with the final two months jammed with tougher than expected AFC East opponents it will be interesting. The good news is, even amid uneven play, they’re still 6-2, and since they’re almost always better in December they have time to cure their obvious issues. Email Dave Long at

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What a sports weekend The Big Story: What a day for sports Saturday was, with exciting action, big plays and comeback wins. In boys soccer, local teams from Concord, Pembroke and Derryfield became state champions. In football, opening-round playoff games were decided in the final seconds and Bedford’s Derek Stank made a very gutsy but ultimately controversial coaching decision to go for two and the win in overtime in the Bulldogs’ 34-33 loss to Winnacunnet. In college football Nashua South alum Trevor Knight threw for a whopping 406 yards and four TDs in UNH’s 35-16 win over William & Mary, while 9-1 Plymouth State won its league title with a 24-7 win over Fitchburg State to qualify for the D-III NCAA tournament. And then on Sunday 1-0 was the score of the day in the Division I girls soccer championship games where Bow behind twin sisters Kayleigh (assist) and Amanda Marshall (goal) and Central on penalty kicks were the winners in D-I and D-II over Souhegan and Bedford. What a weekend! Sports 101: Who has had the most 200-plus-yard rushing games in NFL history? Hot Ticket: Division I Semi-Final State Championship football games between Pinkerton Academy and top-ranked Salem in Salem, while Goffstown travels to face Winnacunnet. Game times are 1 p.m. Clutch Score of the Week: In a week that was full of them, it goes to the Matt Har-

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3 – goal hat trick by Andrew Dubreuil as top seed Derryfield School moved to Division III State Soccer Final with a 7-1 win over Raymond. 23 – whopping shot advantage by the Manchester Monarchs to 17 by the Norfolk Admirals leading

kins-to-Mark Borak 19-yard TD hook-up with 38 seconds left in Bow’s thrilling Round I playoff 20-15 win over Windham. Clutch Stop of the Week: To Andrew Duval and Joey Poisson, who shut down a two-point conversion attempt in the final minute to preserve Goffstown’s 22-20 win in the D-1 playoffs over Exeter. Alumni News: Yes, that was Pinkerton alum JD Dudek with that key third-period goal in (2-5-1) Boston College’s 3-1 needed Hockey East win over Merrimack on Friday. Coming and Going: New guests joining the Granite State Baseball Dinner line-up include Reds Hall of Famer Tony Perez, Red Sox alum Bernie Carbo and whacky lefty Bill Lee. Game day is Saturday, Nov. 18, at Manchester’s Radisson Hotel. Sports 101 Answer: OJ Simpson is the NFL record holder for the most career 200yard rushing games with six. Behind him are Tiki Barber and LaDainian Tomlinson with five, followed by Jim Brown, Earl Campbell and Barry Sanders with four. On This Day – Nov. 9: 1953 – The Supreme Court rules Major League Baseball exempt from antitrust laws. 1961 – 14 years after Jackie Robinson breaks baseball’s color barrier, the PGA eliminates its “Caucasians”-only rule. 1965 – After hitting .317 with 51 homers and 112 runs batted in, Willie Mays is named National League MVP for the second time.

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Academy in a 42-14 playoff win over Nashua South when Ty Hick’s 71-yard TD run kicked a run of 42 unanswered Astro points. 59 – years since Pembroke last won a state soccer title before Jackson Pullman’s goal in the second OT gave them the Division II title with a 2-1 win over Windham.

Houston Texans Injury Situation: They lost the NFL’s best defensive player, JJ Watt, and pass rushing Patriots-killing linebacker Whitney Mercilus in the same game. Then after finally getting a dynamic QB they lose DeShaun Watson to a torn ACL in a non-contact play in practice last week. Tony Perez: Hall of Famer best known for making his bones with Cincinnati in the late ’60s and ’70s with the Big Red Machine, where he was an RBI machine with six 100plus seasons. But he got his seventh at 38 with the Sox in 1980 when he hit 25 homers and knocked in 105. Bernie Carbo: The guy who hit the three-run pinch homer that sent 1975 Game 6 into extra innings where Carlton Fisk hit his more famous but no less important game-winning homer. But he was better than most recall, as he was the NL Rookie of the Year with Cincy in 1970. Came to the Sox in a major 1974 trade with St. Louis that brought along 19-gamewinner-in-1975 Rick Wise and sent Reggie Smith and closer Ken Tatum west. Bill Lee: Whacked out fan favorite lefty who was a 17-game winner three times in Boston and a Yankee killer of sorts until he got killed by the Yankees in a 1976 brawl at home plate where he separated his shoulder, which led to his anti- bromance with CF Mickey River and calling his Yankees pals something in the neighborhood of Nazi brown shirts.






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Right now, hundreds of dancers are preparing to perform in local productions of the classic holiday ballet The Nutcracker. For many dance studios and ballet companies, it’s an annual show, and the culminating event where dancers can showcase what they’ve learned and how they’ve grown over the last year. “It’s definitely a holiday tradition in the dance world. It wouldn’t feel like Christmas if we didn’t do The Nutcracker,” New Hampshire School of Ballet owner and Nutcracker director Jennifer Rienert said. “We look forward to it all year. It really brings things full circle for us.” HIPPO | NOVEMBER 9 - 15, 2017 | PAGE 12

Dancers aren’t the only ones getting ready for the big show. It takes a team of people — directors, dance instructors, acting coaches, musicians and musical directors, set designers, costumers and others — to get The Nutcracker onstage.

The story of The Nutcracker is taken from E. T. A. Hoffmann’s 1816 story The Nutcracker and the Mouse King. It premiered as a two-act ballet scored by Russian composer Pyotr Illyich Tchaikovsky in 1892. The traditional ballet opens on a Christmas Eve party, where young Clara is given a wooden nutcracker doll by her godfather. Later that night, the nutcracker grows to the size of a real person and leads an army of gingerbread soldiers into battle against an army of mice. When Clara saves the nutcracker from being overcome by the Mouse King, the nutcracker transforms into a handsome prince, and the two run off to the Land of Sweets, where the sec-

ond act takes place. To honor Clara for her heroic act, a series of dances are performed by sweets from around the world: Spanish chocolate, Arabian coffee, Chinese tea and Russian candy canes, concluding with a dance between the Sugar Plum Fairy — ruler of the Land of Sweets — and her Cavalier. The ballet closes with Clara and the prince riding away in a reindeer-drawn sleigh. The storyline varies depending on the production; some ballet companies stay as true to the original story as possible or only make minor changes while others do more contemporary adaptations or ballets that are inspired by The Nutcracker but go by a different name. In Ballet Misha’s production directed by Amy Fortier, the children who emerge from Mother Ginger’s hoop skirt to dance during the second act are not children as they are in the traditional ballet, but gingerbread cookies. “I wanted to do something I had never seen before, and I’ve never seen another Nutcracker with gingerbread cookies,” For-

tier said. “It’s just a little twist that makes our Nutcracker different from most.” Rienert modified the New Hampshire School of Ballet’s production by adding more dancing scenes, particularly in the first act. “The first act isn’t as exciting. It’s very slow and basic, with a lot of acting and pantomime and not much dancing,” she said. “So we’ve gone away from that and put a lot more dancing into the first act to make it more exciting and fun.” Some studios also bring in other kinds of dancers, either from the classes they offer or from other studios, to incorporate dancing and movement styles besides ballet into the show. Ballet Misha is using some acrobats and tumblers, and the Eastern Ballet Institute is using aerialists and gymnasts. “Aerial is really eye-catching. I think the aerialists are the most interesting piece of the show,” Eastern Ballet Institute director Brandi Reed said. “They’re doing the Arabian coffee piece, and I think it was a good match to have that kind of style for that performance.”


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For youth dancers like 17-year-old New Hampshire School of Ballet student Kaylyn Tracey, The Nutcracker is more than just a show — it’s a chance to move up the ranks in the dance world. Tracey, who is approaching her seventh Nutcracker production, has played many different roles over the years, including the Dewdrop fairy, the Spanish dancer, the Arabian dancer and the Sugar Plum Fairy. This year, she has been cast in the lead role of Clara. “This is my senior year, so I was extremely excited that I get to be Clara,” she said. “I’ve been waiting for this for a long time.” Many dance studios cast children as young as 6 in The Nutcracker. The dancers chosen to play the lead roles are typically dancers who have performed in the ballet every year from a young age and worked their way up the ranks. Sallie Werst, an alumni of Southern New Hampshire Dance Theater and a full-time teacher at the school, said she still remembers the excitement of finding out what part in The Nutcracker she was chosen to play when she was a kid. She’ll be performing in this year’s Nutcracker for her 10th year as a special guest dancer, playing the roles of the Arabian dancer and the Spanish dancer. “The Nutcracker has this hierarchy. You can see how the kids grow into the next role, and even though it’s the same show every year, they get excited about moving on to that next role,” Werst said. “Sometimes I get major flashbacks of when I was a little girl, idolizing the older dancers. But I moved up every year, and now it’s cool to be on the other end of that.” Werst is one of several professional dancers and alumni joining the youth dancers in SNHDT’s Nutcracker, which has six shows at the Palace Theatre in Manchester. It has two different casts, each doing three of the shows. “Because this is a professional pro-

duction at the Palace, it requires a certain level of expertise,” artistic director Patricia Lavoie said. “Many times you need professional dancers to fill some of those roles to raise the quality of the production.” The professionals take on a number of roles, including the Land of Sweets dancers and the nutcracker Prince. SNHDT also features surprise celebrity guests to play the role of Mother Ginger in each performance. Past celebrities have included WZID’s Mike Morin and WMUR’s Erin Fehlau. The opportunity to play the lead role of Clara, however, is always reserved for talented student dancers chosen by a panel of judges. New England Dance Ensemble also casts professional guest dancers in its Nutcracker production for some of the more advanced roles. The reason, says director Barbara Mullen, is not only to raise the quality of the production, but also to provide youth dancers with a unique opportunity to work alongside professional dancers. “It gives [the kids] something to aspire to,” she said. “They’ll be able to say, ‘I performed with these professional people’ and talk about how fantastic it was to watch them, and how inspiring it was.” Other studios, like the New Hampshire School of Ballet, cast only student dancers for The Nutcracker. Rienert said her most advanced students are fully capable of performing the more challenging roles, and she believes they should be given that opportunity rather than watching those roles being played by professionals. “I think it’s important, because these kids may never have another chance to be in The Nutcracker,” she said. “It’s a once in a lifetime thing to play the Sugar Plum Fairy or Clara. It’s a dream come true for them, and I think they deserve that chance.”

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13 the directors either develop original choreography or adapt it from one or more of the large-scale Nutcracker productions. Fortier recreates the choreography for the ballet every year so that it’s customized for the cast. “Dancers are unique individuals, and you can’t expect them to all do this cookie-cutter choreography,” she said. “I manipulate the choreography to show each dancer’s particular strengths and show their prowess as a dancer. That makes it interesting for the audience, too because it’s always a little different.” Since this is the Eastern Ballet Institute’s first year producing The Nutcracker, Reed got an early start, holding auditions in June and choreographing and working with the students playing lead roles throughout the summer. “Since we’re brand new, there’s a lot we need to get done,” she said, “so we really want to just take our time with it and take

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everything slow.” After learning the basic choreography, the dancers begin what Fortier calls “cleaning.” They work on uniformity, making sure their heads turn at the same time and their arms are at the same angle and they’re stepping on the same count. Once they’ve got that down, it’s all about practice. They practice the sequences over and over to built endurance and stamina, which is especially important for dancers playing multiple roles or roles with multiple dances, and to build muscle memory. “We get them to the point that they don’t second guess anything they do,” Fortier said. “Even if they’re nervous on stage, their body will keep going because they’ve done it so many times.” Tracey said that, in playing the role of Clara, she has more choreography to learn than any of the roles she’s played in the past, as well as more acting elements. She’s been working hard in class and has been stretching and practicing her choreography at home. “The other parts I’ve done are just one dance, but Clara is in pretty much the whole thing, so there’s a lot to remember, and it requires a lot more endurance,” she said. “It’s definitely a challenge, and I have to practice a lot more than before.” For Werst, who has played the Arabian dancer and Spanish dancer roles in the past, it’s a little easier because she doesn’t need to learn any new choreography, but she still does everything she can to prepare and perform at her best. “I take any free time I can find to rehearse, and I make it a priority between now and the show to be smart about staying healthy and pacing myself and staying in shape to avoid injury.” In addition to learning and practicing the dancing, dancers have to consider their acting skills. Some studios, like New England Dance Ensemble, bring in an acting coach to work with the dancers on devel-

oping their characters, conveying emotion and facial expressions. In a way, Mullen said, the acting is even more important than the dancing. “The majority of the people in the audience are not dancers,” she said, “so they need to see some really good acting that they can truly relate to. That’s why we spend so much time on it.”

Dance studios and companies go to varying degrees of elaborateness with their sets and costumes for The Nutcracker. Many of the studios for which The Nutcracker is essentially a recital keep things simple and order or rent their set backdrops and costumes from a supplier. For the larger and professional productions, they get most of their set pieces, props and costumes custom-made. Fortier said she looks at The Nutcracker as an opportunity to support local artists and arts organizations. Ballet Misha’s production

features two backdrops painted by a New Hampshire artist and handmade costumes made by a New Hampshire seamstress. “A lot of schools don’t put the kind of time and effort into the set and costumes that we do,” she said. “New Hampshire is one of the few states that doesn’t have a big professional ballet company, so we try to do a really professional production. If you don’t go to the Boston Ballet, this is as close as you’re going to get. It’s pretty visually stunning.” The Southern New Hampshire Dance Theater’s Nutcracker features some unique set pieces and props handmade by its former lighting and stage manager Wally Pineault. He made the guns and swords for the battle scene, and he designed and built a snow machine that releases snow evenly from above the stage. The first large set piece he made was the grandfather clock that is in Clara’s home. The wooden clock stands at 9 feet tall and has a space on the bottom for small children performing as mice to crawl 16

See The Nutcracker Southern New Hampshire Dance Theater When: Friday, Nov. 24, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 25, 11 a.m., 4 and 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 26, 1 and 4:30 p.m. Where: Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover St., Manchester Cost: $39 to $46 for adults, $25 for children ages 6 through 12. Tickets available through Palace Theatre. More info:, 263-3803;, 668-5588 New England Dance Ensemble When: Saturday, Nov. 25, and Sunday, Nov. 26, 4 p.m. Where: Seifert Performing Arts Center, 44 Geremonty Drive, Salem Cost: $25 to $35. Call or see website for tickets. More info:, 432-0032 New England School of Dance When: Saturday, Dec. 2, 6 p.m. Where: Bedford High School, 47 Nashua Road, Bedford Cost: $20 in advance, $25 at the door. See website for tickets. More info: newenglandschoolofdance. com, 935-7326 Portsmouth School of Ballet When: Saturday, Dec. 2, 5 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 3, 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Where: Exeter High School Auditorium, 1 Blue Hawk Drive, Exeter Cost: $20 for adults, $15 for children. Call to order tickets. More info:, 319-6958 Stardancer Studios, Clara’s Cracked Christmas, based on The Nutcracker When: Saturday, Dec. 2, 6 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 3, at 1 p.m.

Where: Claremont Opera House, 58 Opera House Square, Claremont Cost: Call for tickets. More info:, 8655626;, 542-4433 Eastern Ballet Institute and the Concord High School Orchestra When: Saturday, Dec. 2, 2 and 7 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 3, 2 p.m. Where: Capitol Center for the Arts, 44 S. Main St., Concord Cost: $18 to $23 in advance, additional $3 the day of the show. Tickets available through the Capitol Center. More info:, 7313417;, 225-1111 Dance Visions Network, Nutcracker Suite, abridged version of The Nutcracker When: Sunday, Dec. 3, 1 and 6 p.m. Where: Dana Center, Saint Anselm College, 100 St. Anselm Drive, Manchester Cost: $17 in advance, $18 at the door More info:, 626-7654 Northeastern Ballet Theatre When: Saturday, Dec. 2, at 7 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 3, at 2 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 10, at 2 p.m. Where: Oyster River High School, 55 Coe Drive, Durham (Dec. 2 and Dec. 3); Kingswood Arts Center, 396 S. Main St., Wolfeboro (Dec. 10) Cost: $20 for adults, $17.50 for seniors and children under age 18, $60 maximum for a family of four. Group rates for 10 people or more also available. See website for tickets. More info:, 834-8834 CONTINUED ON P. 17

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15 through. Pineault used architectural tape to cut out the Roman numerals and shallacked them onto the face of the clock. Then, he stained the whole thing and added some designs with gold paint. “The family in the story is a wealthy family, so I had to make the clock look very polished and ornate and expensivelooking,” he said. “A clock like that, if it was well-made and actually worked, would probably be very expensive.” The other piece he made, which will be featured for its second show this year, is the Christmas tree that grows as the nutcracker grows to life size. For years, the production used a simple flat felt tree, but Lavoie wanted to update it with a three-dimensional tree that would grow before the audience’s eyes. Pineault had an idea; he ordered about a dozen artificial Christmas trees and removed all of their limbs. Then, he wired the limbs together to make one giant tree that could be folded down to 6 feet tall and unfolded to become 15 feet tall. “It took me forever, and I got a lot of pinpricks, but it worked, and it looked great,” he said. The tree has a cable attached to the back, which is attached to a fly system. Someone will pull a rope on the system which is connected to the wire, and the tree will unfold and grow. “It’s like an Alice in Wonderland kind of effect,” Pineault said. “The nutcracker comes alive and the tree gets bigger, and it makes the audience feel like they’re shrinking down. It’s all larger than life.”

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lin Williams. The inclusion of live music is important, Lavoie said, because it gives the production a more professional quality. “It’s part of the overall experience for the audience, to see the production live in a theater like the Palace and have live music as opposed to music from a CD,” she said. “It really adds to the magic.” Reed knew from the start that she wanted the Eastern Ballet Institute’s first Nutcracker production to have live music. That’s why she reached out to Anthony Varga, musical director for the Concord High School orchestra, to see if he would be interested in having some of his students perform. Varga loved the idea and recruited his most advanced students as well as two alumni and some of the musicians he has performed with as part of the Nashua Chamber Orchestra and New Hampshire Philharmonic for a total of 18 musicians: nine violists, two cellists, one double bass player, three viola players and two pianists. Since there are no high school-level rearrangements for the whole Nutcracker score, Varga said, the orchestra will be performing the authentic score, which is very advanced. “It’s far beyond what they’d encounter even at a collegiate level,” Varga said, “but a lot of the music is familiar to the students. They’ve at least heard it before, even if they’ve never played it, and that’s been a big help.” The most challenging thing, Varga said, is performing in a production where the music isn’t the focus, but is only providing support for the primary art form, the dancing. “It makes a world of difference. In a concert situation, musicians are more empowered. If there’s a hiccup along the way, we simply fix it,” he said. “When there are more people involved who aren’t in touch with what we’re doing in the pit, it becomes more complicated and is not always easy to coordinate.” To ensure that the orchestra plays at the same tempo to which the dancers are dancing, Reed gave Varga the recordings that her students have been using to practice. Some of the scenes with the most intricate choreography will still use a recording, but the orchestra will perform for five scenes in Act 1 and five scenes in Act 2. Right now, the two groups are practicing separately and still learning the choreography and music, but when it gets closer to the date of the show, they’ll start practicing together to make sure that they will perform in sync. Though he knew it would be a challenge, Varga said he jumped at the chance to give his students such a rare and rewarding experience. “Not a lot of high school-level musicians ever get to collaborate and produce something of this magnitude,” he said. “It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity for them.”


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See The Nutcracker continued from p. 15 15 City Center Ballet, Clara’s Dream, based on The Nutcracker When: Thursday, Dec. 7, 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 9, 1 and 4 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 10, 3 p.m. Where: Lebanon Opera House, 51 N. Park St., Lebanon Cost: $19 to $38 for adults and $9 to $19 for students age 18 in advance, additional $5 on the day of the show. Tickets available through Lebanon Opera House. More info:, 448-9710;, 448.0400;

St. Paul’s School Ballet Academy, The Nutcracker: Act II, abridged version of The Nutcracker When: Friday, Dec. 8, and Saturday, Dec. 9, 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 10, 2 p.m. Where: St. Paul’s School, 325 Pleasant St., Concord Cost: Free; seating is first-come, first-served. More info:, 229-4600

seniors. Tickets available through Rochester Opera House. More info:, 750-7777;, 335-1992 New Hampshire School of Ballet When: Friday, Dec. 15, 7 p.m., and Thursday, Dec. 28, 7 p.m. Where: Concord City Auditorium, 2 Prince St., Concord (Dec. 15); Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover St., Manchester (Dec. 28) Cost: $18. Tickets for Dec. 15 available at the dance studio (183 Londonderry Turnpike, Hooksett), Gibson’s Bookstore (45 S. Main St., Concord) and at the door. Tickets for Dec. 28 show available through Palace Theatre. More info:, 6685330;, 668-5588

Gate City Ballet When: Sat., Dec. 16, 1 and 5 p.m., and Sun., Dec. 17, 1 p.m. Where: Stockbridge Theatre, Pinkerton Turning Pointe Center of Dance Academy, 5 Pinkerton St., Derry When: Saturday, Dec. 9, 2 p.m. Cost: $22 for adults, $20 for seniors and Where: Concord City Auditorium, 2 Prince children. Tickets available through StockSt., Concord bridge Theatre. Cost: $18. Tickets available at the studio (371 More info:, 882-0011; Pembroke St., Pembroke) and at the door., 437-5210 More info: turningpointecenterofdance. com, 485-8710 Kearsarge Conservatory of the Performing Arts Bedford Dance Center, The Nutcracker When: Saturday, Dec. 16, 7 p.m., and SunSuite, abridged version of The Nutcracker day, Dec. 17, 2 p.m. When: Saturday, Dec. 9, 6 p.m. Where: Colby-Sawyer College, 541 Main Where: Bedford High School, 47 Nashua St., New London Road, Bedford Cost: Tickets available at the door. Cost: $18. See website for tickets. More info:, More info:, 456-3294 472-5141 Ballet Misha Sole City Dance When: Saturday, Dec. 16, 7 p.m., and SunWhen: Saturday, Dec. 9, 2 and 7:30 p.m., day, Dec. 17, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10, 2 p.m., and Thursday, Where: Dana Center, Saint Anselm ColDec. 14, and Friday, Dec. 15, 7:30 p.m. lege, 100 St. Anselm Drive, Manchester Where: Rochester Opera House, 31 Wake- Cost: $20. See website for tickets. field St., Rochester More info:, Cost: $26 for adults, $22 for students and 668-4196

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The Manchester Historic Association is opening its Rally ‘Round the Flag exhibit at the Millyard Museum (200 Bedford St., Manchester) with a gala and silent raffle from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The exhibit features newly restored historic American flags, like Edith Roosevelt’s, made for the Manchester chapter of the Sons of Veterans, and one from Abraham Lincoln’s 1860 presidential run. The gala is free and open to the public. Call 622-7531 or visit

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Friday, Nov. 10

Learn to dance at the Salsa Night at Brisas del Caribe (507 Maple St., Manchester) from 7 p.m. to midnight. The venue provides the floor, the music and the classes; you just need to bring your friends and your dance shoes. Music will be by DJ Del Camino. Classes are $5 and the social is free. Visit SalsaNightBrisasdelCaribe.

Saturday, Nov. 11

The Annual Turkey Shoot at the Elks Lodge Nashua (12 Murphy Drive, Nashua) runs from 3 to 8 p.m., with raffles every half hour, a poker table and chug-a-lug. All donations go toward Christmas food baskets for those in need. A turkey dinner will be served. Call 888-9804, email or visit

EAT: Ukrainian food The Fall Harvest Dinner at the Protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church (54 Walnut St., Manchester) will be held on Sunday, Nov. 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be Ukrainian food served including pyrohy, kobasa and kapusta. Donations will benefit the church’s kitchen restoration project. Call 622-0034 or visit

Saturday, Nov. 11

Join Bikram Yoga Manchester (70 Foundry St., Unit 201, Manchester) for a class on Back Bending Yoga from noon to 3 p.m. Learn to recognize places of spinal mobility and restrictions and how to maximize the range of motion of the spine. $25. Call 6697711, email angela@bymht. com or visit

DRINK: spirits Visit the NH Distiller’s Showcase hosted by New Hampshire Liquor and Wine Outlets at the Radisson (700 Elm St., Manchester) on Thursday, Nov. 9, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. for an evening of spirits and food. Spirits from craft distilleries around the world will be available alongside cuisine from local restaurants. The showcase will feature more than 200 spirits and 18 restaurants. Tickets are $60 at Read more about the event on p. 42 of this issue and visit to see the story in the Nov. 2 issue, on p. 36.

Wednesday, Nov. 15

David Crosby & Friends will be at Tupelo Music Hall (10 A St., Derry) at 8 p.m. for a performance of classic songs and Rock and Roll Hall of Fameworthy music. Crosby will be joined by James Raymond on keys, Mai Agan on bass, Steve DiStanislao on drums, Jeff Pevar on guitar and Michelle Willis on keys and vocals. Tickets start at $75. Call 4375100 or visit

BE MERRY: at an auction Join the sixth annual Harvest Moon Auction and Dessert Tasting on Saturday, Nov. 11, from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Derryfield Restaurant (625 Mammoth Road, Manchester). The evening will include a vast array of appetizers and desserts, a cash bar, entertainment and live and silent auctions. Proceeds from the night will go to Deerfield Cooperative Preschool. $25 or $40 for couples purchased in advance. Email or visit

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ARTS Art in the oval

Contemporary art gallery opens in Milford By Angie Sykeny

Art enthusiast Kimo Lee of Townsend, Mass., was looking for a home for his website design business when he came across the vacant space above Union Coffee Co. in the Milford oval, but a closer look at that space inspired a totally different idea. “I had been looking for a way to make art a part of my life on a daily basis,” he said. “I saw the way the walls were set up and I realized it would be the perfect place for an art gallery.” In September, after a year of doing renovations, Lee opened Granite Town Gallery, housing contemporary fine art, in the 1,958-square-foot space above the coffee shop. It’s broken up into smaller gallery areas, allowing for up to four exhibitions to Kimo Lee stands in Granite Town Gallery. Courtesy photo. be displayed at one time. The goal, Lee said, is to provide a ven“Generally speaking, it seems like people ue for artists, particularly abstract artists, to don’t have time for art in their lives. There showcase their work, and to help generate are so many people, even fairly wealthy more interest in art in the Milford area. people, who have blank walls and don’t even think about art, and that’s a sad thing,” he said. “So I wanted to bring something Granite Town Gallery to Milford that people could rally around, Address: 42 South St., Suite 4 (second something that would build a sense of comfloor, above Union Coffee Co.), Milford munity and support for the artists.” Hours: Monday through Wednesday and The gallery’s two inaugural exhibitions Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Thursday, are on display through Nov. 30. 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. The first, “Reminiscences and More info:, Other Themes,” features 25 works by Mas769-4224 Current exhibitions sachusetts painter and printmaker Marius “Marius Sznajderman: ReminiscencSznajderman, 91, that span his decadeses and Other Themes” - on view now long art career, from 1957 through 2017. through Nov. 30 The collection includes expressionist and “Lotus Lien: Lyrical Ruminations” - on representational paintings, collages and view now through Nov. 30 prints done with a variety of media, such “LomoWall: Celebrating 25 Years of as gouache, textile paints, acrylics, pen and Lomography” - on view now through ink, lithography and serigraphy. SznajderDec. 10 man’s artistic style employs elements of

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cubism and draws inspiration from his time living in Venezuela, where he moved from Paris with his parents to escape the dangers of WWII. The second inaugural exhibition is “Lyrical Ruminations,” which features 14 paintings by abstract artist Lotus Lien of Manchester. The paintings are divided into three series that express Lien’s ruminations on life. The first is characterized by the bold use of bright colors like blue, green and yellow, contrasted with dark brown, gray and black to create depth. The second uses dark colors and bold textural elements such as scribbles and heavy blending to create a feeling of melancholy. The third includes spiral elements done in bright pink, orange, green and blue, which create a cosmic effect. “I’m thrilled to have [Lien’s] work in here,” Lee said. “I first saw her work at a small gallery in Boscawen and really liked

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her style and brush work. It has a wonderful use of interesting textures and color combinations, and I think [this exhibition] really shows some of her range.” On view now through Dec. 10 is the LomoWall Project, an exhibition featuring a mosaic of hundreds of 4-by-6-inch analog photographs assembled into repeating patterns which create a visually intriguing effect with color and shape. It’s one of hundreds of Lomographic Society International’s LomoWall exhibitions currently on display throughout the world to celebrate the 25th anniversary of lomography, an analog camera art movement that focuses on spontaneity and uninhibited creativity rather than photographic aesthetics. The LomoWall at Granite Town Gallery includes photographs taken for a global competition by photographers in Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, Saint Lucia, Tunisia and the United States. “One of the mottos in lomography is, ‘Don’t think, just shoot.’ It’s about bringing a camera wherever you go and shooting pictures of anything that looks like an interesting subject,” Lee said. “There are images of the bottom part of a person’s blue bellbottoms, one of bikes chained to a railing on a bridge, one of graphics on a wall making a social statement. You can really get drawn into the subject matter.” When choosing what artwork to feature in the gallery, Lee said he looks for art that is engaging and “has something to say.” “I’m always mulling over the question, ‘What makes something fine art as opposed to decorative art?’ I think it’s about more than technical skill. It’s work that is well conceived and has some kind of soul in it,” he said. “If I had to break it down to one word, it would be ‘story’ — art that tells a story and lets you learn something about the artist.”

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Looking for more art, theater and classical music? Check out Hippo Scout, available via the Apple App Store or Google Play. Art Events • HANDMADE HOLIDAY MARKET Handmade gifts by more than a dozen artists and craftspeople for sale. Sat., Nov. 18, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Studio 550 Art Center, 550 Elm St., Manchester. Visit In the Galleries • LOMOWALL PROJECT Exhibit celebrates the 25th anni-

versary of lomography, an analog camera art movement, a photo mosaic of analog images by photographers from around the world, bringing together a number of cultures in a symbol of global unity. The exhibit is one of hundreds of LomoWalls currently on display throughout the world. On view through Dec. 10. Granite Town Gallery, 42 South St., Suite 4, Milford. Visit granitetowngallery. com or call 769-4224.

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• 5TH ANNUAL CUP SHOW & SALE A curated collection of functional and beautiful cups and mugs made by more than 20 artists will be on display and for sale, priced between $25 and $65. Nov. 9 through Jan. 6. Studio 550 Art Center, 550 Elm St., Manchester. Visit or call 232-5597. • “IT’S PASTEL” More than 80 paintings representing a broad range of styles, colors and tech-

niques and created by artists from across the country will be featured in the Pastel Society of New Hampshire’s ninth annual juried show. On view through Nov. 25. Discover Portsmouth Center Gallery, 10 Middle St., Portsmouth. Visit • “DARK ARTS, LIGHT ARTS” features a broad interpretation of its theme by sculptors, painters, photographers and papercutters from New Hampshire,

Maine and Massachusetts. On view through Nov. 17. The Gallery at 100 Market, 100 Market St., Portsmouth. Search “The Gallery at 100 Market” on Facebook. • NEW ARTISTS’ PAINTINGS AND SCULPTURE EXHIBIT On view through Dec. 24. Mill Brook Gallery & Sculpture Garden, 236 Hopkinton Road, Concord. Visit or call 226-2045.

• “NEW ENGLAND LIGHT” Exhibit features the work of local artists Cathleen Calmer and Deborah Navas. On view through Nov. 20. Hancock Town Library, 25 Main St., Hancock. Call 525-4411. • “THE PARIS OF TOULOUSE-LAUTREC: PRINTS AND POSTERS FROM THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART” Exhibit contains more than 100 posters, prints and


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illustrated books by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. On view through Jan. 7. Currier Museum of Art, 150 Ash St., Manchester. Museum admission fees plus a $5 special exhibition fee apply. Visit or call 6696144. • “INNER VISIONS: SELECTIONS FROM THE COLLECTION OF BEVERLY STEARNS BERNSON ‘55” Exhibit features some of the most highly regarded outsider artists in the world, including Martin Ramirez, Bill Traylor and Nellie Mae Rowe. On view through Dec. 10. Davidow Gallery, Colby Sawyer , 541 Main St, New London. Call 526-3459. • “FLEXTIME” Sculptor and ceramicist David Katz exploits the properties of wet clay to create complex web-like installations that push and pull against

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• Steampunk art: The League of New Hampshire Craftsmen Nashua Fine Craft Gallery (98 Main St., Nashua) will host a Steampunk Meets Art Deco workshop on Saturday, Nov. 11, from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Using painted wood as a substrate and commercial and recycled papers, add steampunk embellishments to a collage to create a one-of-a-kind mixed media project. The workshop is open to adults and teens ages 12 and up and costs $64 plus a $25 materials fee. Call 595-8233 or visit • Last chance for Monet: The Currier Museum of Art’s special exhibition “Monet: Pathways to Impressions” closes Monday, Nov. 13. The Bridge at Bougival and three other Monet masterpieces are on display, each representing a milestone in the artist’s career. Viewing hours are Wednesday through Monday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Regular museum admission fees apply ($15 for adults, $13 for seniors 65+, $10 for students, $5 for youth ages 13 through 17, free for children under age 13). Visit or call 669-6144. — Angie Sykeny

architectural elements, constructed spaces, and scaffolding. On view through Nov. 17. 3S Artspace, 319 Vaughan St., Portsmouth. Visit • “MONET: PATHWAYS TO IMPRESSIONISM” Featuring four Monet masterpieces, each representing a milestone in the artist’s career. On view through Nov. 13. Currier Museum of Art, 150 Ash St., Manchester. Visit or call 669-6144. • “CONNECTIONS” Main Street Art presents artist Catherine Green. On view through Nov. 10. Main Street Art Gallery, 75 Main St. , Newfields. Visit • “IN FULL BLOOM” Exhibit highlights the work of artist Bruce McColl, a plein-air landscape and still-life painter who works in pastel, watercolor and oil. On view through Dec. 22.

McIninch Art Gallery at Southern NH University, 2500 N. River Road, Manchester. Visit or call 629-4622. • DUO ART SHOW Features work by internationally recognized artist Wayne White and local artist Elizabeth LeBlanc. On view through Nov. 30. Carnegie Gallery at the Rochester Public Library, 65 S. Main St., Rochester. Visit rochestermfa. org. • “A WELCOME DIVERSION” The exhibit shows how artists find refuge in a chaotic world and allows viewers to immerse themselves in artistic escapism. It features work by more than 70 artists, including tranquil landscapes, urban scapes, sea collages and more. On view through Jan. 12. Art 3 Gallery, 44 W. Brook St. , Manchester. Visit

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• All kinds of cups: Studio 550 Art Center (550 Elm St., Manchester) presents its fifth annual Cup Show & Sale Nov. 9 through Jan. 6. A curated collection of functional and beautiful cups and mugs made by more than 20 artists will be on display and for sale, priced between $25 and $65. There will be an opening celebration on Thursday, Nov. 9, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., where guests will have first pick of the cups. The celebration will also include a raffle for a gift package of locally roasted coffee from A&E Roastery, Studio 550 loose-leaf tea and a Studio 550 handmade mug. A kids’ activity table will have paper cups and art materials for kids to design and decorate their own fancy artist cups while their parents shop. Visit 550arts. com or call 232-5597. • Cafe paintings: New Hampshire artist Peggy Murray will have two of her oil paintings on display at the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce (49 S. Main St., Suite 104, Concord) during November and December. “Saturday Morning” and “Lunch with Grandma” are taken from a larger exhibition featured in Portsmouth over the summer called “Cafe Life,” which featured Murray’s oil paintings of cafe scenes in conjunction with black and white cafe photographs by Deborah Woodward. The paintings can be viewed Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Saturdays when a gallery attendant is present. Call 224-2508 or visit

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About time

Arcadia comes to the Hatbox Theater By Angie Sykeny

Emily Karel was 13 when she first read Tom Stoppard’s 1993 play Arcadia. Since then, she has dreamed of acting in a production of it. She kept an eye out for audition opportunities for several years, but no local theater companies produced the play, so she decided to take matters into her own hands. “I’ve loved the play for a long time, but it’s not often produced regionally,” she said. “It got to the point where I wanted to do it badly enough, and I realized, if I was ever going to do it, I would have to produce it myself.” Karel is producing and acting in Glass Dove Productions’ Arcadia, which is on stage now through Nov. 19 at the Hatbox Theater in Concord. The play explores big ideas in the realms of science, mathematics, history and philosophy, but does so with dry and witty humor and is considered a comedy. It consists of two storylines, both set in Sidley Park, an English country house in Derbyshire, England, but in two different time periods — one in 1809 and 1812, and Arcadia When: Now through Nov. 19; showtimes on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. Where: Hatbox Theatre, 270 Loudon Road, Concord Cost: $17 for adults, $14 for students and seniors More info: 715-2315,

Openings • “NOT-SO ORDINARY ORNAMENTS” OPENING RECEPTION Thurs., Nov. 9, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Studio 550 Art Center , 550 Elm St., Manchester. Visit • LISA SALERNO OPENING RECEPTION Featuring mixed media artist and art blogger associated with lyrical abstraction, feminism and equality, spiritual iconography, as well as projects that promote awareness and empowerment of those on the autism spectrum. Sat., Nov. 11, noon to 2 p.m. ArtHub gallery, 30 Temple St. , Nashua. • “REPORT FROM THE FRONT” Exhibit features the work of four artists whose divergent techniques and themes challenge perceptions about art.

one in the present day. The earlier story follows teenaged Thomasina Coverly, the daughter of a noble family and a prodigy in mathematics and physics. The other story centers on modern scholars Hannah Jarvis, who is investigating the lore of the Sidley Park Hermit who lived on the property during the early 19th century, and Bernard Nightingale, who is doing research for a theory he has about the life of Lord Byron. While Hannah and Bernard try to uncover the mysteries of the past, the truth is gradually revealed through Thomasina’s story. “The play jumps forward and backward in time, so you see the [historical] events unfolding, and at the same time, you see the characters in the present day trying to make sense of what they think happened,” Karel said. “It lets the audience in on the joke, because they know what really hapStewart as Septimus Hodge and Emily Karel as pened, and the characters get some of the Jimmy Thomasina Coverly in Arcadia. Photo credit Matthew information completely wrong.” Lomanno Photography. As Arcadia progresses, the line between the two time periods becomes blurred. In the traditional production, the scenes from both storylines take place within the same set and with the same props, which has made for a unique challenge in designing the set and executing fluid transitions between scenes. “The set incorporates elements of the past and present, and at particular moments, you aren’t quite sure which one you’re in,” Director Catherine Stewart said. “But there’s a reason and a purpose for certain objects to exist in both eras, so EMILY KAREL you have to make sure you get that right, and that they aren’t in conflict with one another.” the production, the two discussed what After Karel recruited Stewart to direct acting role would be best suited for Karel.

The works possess an underlying social engagement that makes them immediate and relevant to current events. Thurs., Nov. 16, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Kelley Stelling Contemporary, 221 Hanover St., Manchester. Visit • 5TH ANNUAL CUP SHOW & SALE OPENING CELEBRATION A curated collection of functional and beautiful cups and mugs made by more than 20 artists will be on display and for sale, priced between $25 and $65. The celebration will also include a raffle for a gift package of locally roasted coffee from A&E Roastery, Studio 550 loose-leaf tea and a Studio 550 handmade mug. A kids activity table will have paper cups and

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It doesn’t have that name recognition yet, so we’re really trying to get the word out....

art materials for kids to design and decorate their own fancy artist cups while their parents shop. Thurs., Nov. 9, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Studio 550 Art Center, 550 Elm St., Manchester. Visit or call 232-5597. Theater Productions • WILLY WONKA Oct. 20 through Nov. 28. Leddy Center for the Performing Arts, 38 Ladds Lane, Epping. $20. Visit • ANYTHING GOES Oct. 20 through Nov. 11. Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover St., Manchester. $25 for children ages 6 through 12 and $39 to $45 for adults. Visit • AS TIME GOES BY Nov. 2 through Nov. 12. Seacoast Rep-

ertory Theatre, 125 Bow St., Portsmouth. $12 to $20. Visit • ARCADIA Nov. 3 through Nov. 19. Hatbox Theatre, 270 Loudon Road, Concord. $17 for general admission and $14 for students and seniors. Visit • THE MUSIC MAN A Village Players production. Nov. 3 through Nov. 12. 51 Glendon St., Wolfeboro. Visit • IMPROV AT THE MILL Stranger Than Fiction and Unconventional Wisdom present a night of New Hampshiregrown improv comedy. Fri., Nov. 10, 7 p.m. Newmarket Millspace, 55 Main St., Newmarket. $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Visit

They agreed to cast her as Thomasina, a role she has long aspired to play. “It was kind of a no-brainer,” Stewart said. “She knew it was a challenge, but she wanted to take it on.” The biggest challenge with playing Thomasina, Karel said, is capturing the complexities of her character, both as a 13-year-old and, at a later point in the play, as a 16-year-old. “She’s a teenager emotionally, but she’s a genius, so you have to try to get inside the mind of someone who is curious about things like love and sex and her place in the world, but also figures out the second law of thermodynamics and writes algorithms,” she said. “It’s a really interesting role to play.” In addition to regular rehearsals, the cast worked with a dialect coach to master the appropriate accents for the region of England where Arcadia is set, and for the different time periods. “It’s quite a workout to keep up [the accent] for two hours. You really have to train your face and vocal muscles,” Stewart said. “That’s been a fun and interesting challenge for all of us, and the actors have really dived into that challenge.” While Arcadia is well-appreciated in the theater world in the U.K. and major U.S. cities, few people in New Hampshire have heard of it, Karel said. She hopes her production will raise awareness about the play, and that other local theater companies will realize its merit. “It doesn’t have that name recognition yet,” she said, “so we’re really trying to get the word out and get people interested and curious about the characters and the story.”

• DISNEY’S THE LION KING The Peacock Players present. Nov. 10 through Nov. 29. Court Street Theatre, 14 Court St., Nashua. Visit peacockplayers. org for tickets. • THE TIME MACHINE New Hampshire Theatre Project production. Nov. 10 through Nov. 26. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. West End Studio Theatre, 959 Islington St., Portsmouth. $28 general admission, $24 students and seniors. Call 431-6644 ext. 5 or email • ASSISTED LIVING: THE MUSICAL The Nashua Community Concert Association presents. Mon., Nov. 13, 8 p.m. Elm Street Middle School, 117 Elm St., Nashua. $25 for adults

and $10 for students. Visit • GOBSMACKED! A cappella theater show. Tues., Nov. 14, 7:30 p.m. Capitol Center for the Arts, 44 S. Main St., Concord. Visit • THE MUSIC MAN The Kids Coop Theatre presents. Fri., Nov. 17, 7 p.m., and Sat., Nov. 18, 1 and 7 p.m. Derry Opera House, 29 W. Broadway, Derry. Visit • THE MAJESTIC THEATRE’S 12TH ANNUAL AUCTION & PERFORMANCE FUNDRAISER The Hawaiian themed event will feature musical theatre performances by children teens and adults; music by the NH Ukeladies; light refreshments; raffles, and live and silent auctions. Fri.,


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• Tropical theater: Get your tickets now for The Majestic Theatre’s 12th annual Auction & Performance Fundraiser, happening Friday, Nov. 17, at 6:30 p.m., at The Majestic Theatre Studios (880 Page St., Manchester). The Hawaiian-themed event will feature musical theater performances by children, teens and adults, music by the NH Ukeladies, light refreshments; raffles, and live and silent auctions. Tickets cost $20 per person or $35 per couple. Call 6697469 or visit • Just voices: The a cappella theater show Gobsmacked! will be at the Capitol Center for the Arts (44 S. Main St., Concord) on Tuesday, Nov. 14, at 7:30 p.m. It features the reigning world champion beatboxer Ball-Zee and an international cast of world-class vocalists, performing a variety of a cappella styles, from traditional street corner harmonies to cutting-edge multitrack live looping. Tickets are free. Visit or call 225-1111. • Disney classic: The Peacock Players will perform Disney’s The Lion King Jr. at the Janice B. Streeter Theater (14 Court St., Nashua) Nov. 10 through Nov. 19. Based on the 1994 Disney film, the coming-of-age musical follows a lion cub named Simba as he struggles to find his inner strength to confront his evil uncle so he can claim his rightful place on the throne in his beloved Pride lands. It features classic numbers like “Hakuna Matata,” “Circle of Life” and “I Just Can’t Wait to Be King.” Showtimes are Fridays at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 2 and 7 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $12 to $15. Call 886-7000 or visit peacockplay-

Nov. 17, 6:30 p.m. The Majestic Theatre Studios, 880 Page St., Manchester. Tickets cost $20 per person or $35 per couple. Call 669-7469 or visit • THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME The Community Players of Concord present. Fri., Nov. 17, and Sat., Nov. 18, 7:30 p.m.; and Sun., Nov. 19, 2 p.m. Concord City Auditorium, 2 Prince St., Concord. Classical Music Events • HOWARD GOSPEL CHOIR Fri., Nov. 10, 7 p.m. Stockbridge Theatre, 5 Pinkerton St., Derry. $10 to $20. Visit • “COPLAND AND BAR-

Gobsmacked! comes to the Capitol Center for the Arts. Courtesy photo. • Songs of aging: The Nashua Community Concert Association presents Assisted Living: The Musical at Elm Street Middle School (117 Elm St., Nashua) on Monday, Nov. 13, at 8 p.m. The vaudevilleesque musical features 18 characters who sing, dance, revel and celebrate their way through later life, with musical numbers about organ donation, legal issues, hypochondriacs, spousal living arrangements and more. Tickets cost $25 for adults and $10 for students. Visit • Classical performance: Symphony New Hampshire presents “Copland and Barber” on Saturday, Nov. 11, at 8 p.m., at the Keefe Center for the Arts (117 Elm St., Nashua). The concert will feature “Rounds for String Orchestra” by Diamond; “Happiness is a Thing Called Joe,” “I Had Myself a True Love,” and “Come Rain or Come Shine” by Arlen; “Knoxville: Summer of 1915” by Barber and “Appalachian Spring” by Copland. Special guests will include Grammy award-winning soprano Christine Brewer and conductor Lidiya Yankovskaya. Tickets cost $18 to $49 for adults, $18 to $44 for seniors, $10 for students and are free for youth. Visit or call 595-9156. — Angie Sykeny

BER” Symphony New Hampshire presents. The concert will feature Rounds for String Orchestra by Diamond; Happiness is a Thing Called Joe, I Had Myself a True Love, and Come Rain or Come Shine by Arlen; Knoxville: Summer of 1915 by Barber and Appalachian Spring by Copland. Special guests will include Grammy award-winning soprano Christine Brewer and conductor Lidiya Yankovskaya. Sat., Nov. 11, 8 p.m. Keefe Center for the Arts, 117 Elm St., Nashua. $18 to $49 for adults, $18 to $44 for seniors, $10 for students and free for youth. Visit • NASHUA CHAMBER ORCHESTRA FALL CON-


CERT The NCO, conducted by David Feltner and featuring piano soloist Alessandra Mariano, and the Nashua Choral Society, will perform Schubert’s 8th Symphony (“Unfinished”), the Brahms “Song of Destiny”, and Edvard Grieg’s A Minor Piano Concerto. Sat., Nov. 18, 7:30 p.m., at Nashua Community College, and Sun., Nov. 19, 3 p.m.. at Milford Town Hall. Judd Gregg Hall, Nashua Community College, 505 Amherst St., Nashua. Milford Town Hall, 1 Union Square, Milford. $20 for adults; $15 for seniors; free for student under 18, veterans and current service personnel. Visit 117881

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Manchester Marathon supports Veterans Count By Ethan Hogan

More than 2,000 runners will compete across three races during Manchester City Marathon weekend, Saturday, Nov. 11, and Sunday, Nov. 12. Saturday is Veterans Day — fitting, since the event now raises money for Veterans Count. “We moved the event to veterans weekend and adopted an important charity to have a greater mission than just running 26.2 miles. We’re letting our runners have their marathon be more meaningful than ever,” said John Mortimer, owner of Millennium Running, which organizes the event with Southern New Hampshire University. The two organizations joined forces last year to take over running the event, which is in its 11th year and now includes more relay options and that crucial fundraising Courtesy photo. component, Mortimer said. “We brought in an official charity ans services in the Granite State. … in Veterans Count,” Mortimer said. The entire cause and theme of the “They support veterans and veter- event took on a much greater meaning for everybody.” Race options are the full 26.2mile marathon, a half marathon and Manchester City Marathon a Penmen for Patriots 5K. Where: Marathon race day HQ is The full marathon can be run by at Veterans Memorial Park, 723 a relay team of four people, and Elm St., Manchester. The race the half marathon has a two-person expo and Penman for Patriots 5K relay option. will be at Southern New Hamp“It’s sort of challenging in that shire University, 2500 N. River the race is 26.2 miles … for one Road, Hooksett. person to run it is certainly a chalWhen: Saturday, Nov. 11, and Sunday, Nov. 12 lenge and a struggle. Sometimes Cost: $110 for full marathon, it’s more attainable and sometimes $200 for four-person marathon more fun when you can divide it relay, $95 for half marathon, $125 between friends,” said Mortimer. for two-person half marathon Last year marked the first race relay, $30 for Penmen for Patriwith a new course that was designed ots 5K to benefit all runners, according to Visit: Mortimer. marathon The 26.2-mile course features a

less hilly second half and is split between an urban and a scenic section. “I think Manchester has a reputation for being a challenging course. With the changes we’ve made last year, we made it quite easier in the second half. … There’s an urban downtown area and [the rail trail] paths are beautiful, scenic and quiet,” said Mortimer. The marathon is an official Boston Marathon qualifier, meaning that runners who meet a specified time requirement for their age category will be eligible to run in the Boston Marathon in April. The half marathon will start at the same time as the marathon, which is on Sunday at 8:50 a.m. The half marathon will stay within Manchester’s downtown, skirting briefly along the Merrimack River

by bike trail, while the full marathon continues into the scenic Goffstown Rail Trail and Piscataquoug Trail areas. The Penmen for Patriots 5K will be held on the SNHU campus on Saturday at 3 p.m.. The campus is also hosting the race expo where visitors can get race merch and shop at sponsored vendor tents on Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m. A prerace pasta dinner will be held in the ballroom of SNHU’s dining center on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. Mortimer is excited about this year’s course because of Elm Street’s newly paved sections, which make up a significant leg of the race. “Downtown Manchester has never looked so good. The best parts of the course are right downtown,” said Mortimer.

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Children & Teens Children events • MINI MAKER FAIRE Barnes & Noble is hosting a nationwide Mini Maker Faire event where local stores will have maker experts, products and books about the maker movement and how all ages can get involved. The event is for tech enthusiasts, tinkerers,

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hobbyists, engineers, science club members, authors, artists, students, entrepreneurs, crafters, and makers of any kind. Sat., Nov. 11, and Sun., Nov. 12. Faires will held at four N.H. locations; 2910 Pine Lake Road, Lincoln, 1741 South Willow St., Manchester, 125 S. Broadway Route 28, Salem and 235 Daniel Webster Highway, Nashua.

• ANIME CLUB Hang out and discuss your favorite anime or manga series, participate in related games and activities, and create sketches of your favorite characters to share. The club is for grades 6 to 12. Tues., Nov. 14, at 3 p.m. Free. Wadleigh Memorial Library, 49 Nashua St., Milford. Call 249-0645 or email

Educational workshops • VETERAN’S DAY SCIENCE SHOWCASE Join the Seacoast Science Center and learn how to care for animals, become a marine biologist for a day and explore Odiorne Point State Park’s history and maritime heritage. See a fish dissection on the big screen and for an additional fee, dissect a squid. Adults $10, kids age 3 to 12 $,

younger than 3, free. Fri., Nov. 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 570 Ocean Boulevard, Rye. Call 436-8043 or visit Crafts Events • MAKER SPACE A makerspace is a place where people can gather to create, invent, tinker, explore and discover using



Family fun for the weekend

Animals on stage

Moscow Circus veteran Gregory Popovich and his extraordinary pets perform Friday, Nov. 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Capitol Center for the Arts (44 S. Main St., Concord). Popovich has an entourage of world-class jugglers, Diamond the Shetland Pony and over 30 performing pets including rescued cats and dogs, geese, white doves and parrots. Ticket are $35 each or $25 each with a family four-pack. Call 225-1111 or visit See Disney’s classic play The Lion King performed by the kids of the Peacock Players on Friday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m. for their opening show at 14 Court St., Nashua. Watch the African savannah come to life onstage as Simba the young lion journeys from Pride Rock to the jungle and back again. Tickets are $12 to $15. Call 886-7000 and visit

Family fun

Join Studio 550 (550 Elm St., Manchester) for its Family Clay Workshop on Saturday, Nov. 11, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. to learn how to make clay sculptures with your kids. You and your child will get to sculpt a clay project from scratch and there will be an instructor to help. $15 per person. Call 232-5597 or register at 550arts. com. Banyan Tree Yoga (5 Pine St. Ext., Unit 2A, Nashua) hosts a family yoga class on

a variety of tools and materials. No registration necessary and open to all ages. Fri., Nov. 17, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wadleigh Memorial Library, 49 Nashua St., Milford. Call 249-0645 or email refdesk@wadleighlibrary. org. • CRAFTS AND COCKTAILS Spend time creating home decorations using balsam/fir trims and natural materials. Let your imagination go wild. All craft materials will be provided. Wines by Copper Beech Winery will be featured and delicious appetizers will be provided by AARP. Fri., Nov. 17, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. $15 for members and AARP members, $20 nonmembers. Massabesic Audubon Center, 26 Audubon Way, Auburn. Registration required. Call 668-2045 or email mac@

Josh Judge. Courtesy photo.

Sunday, Nov. 12, from 11 a.m. to noon. The class is intended for parents and their children, ages 3 to 7, and will include asana, meditations and breathwork in the form of games and songs, ending with a final relaxation. $20 per family. Call 889-1121 or email

Meet the weatherman

Meet WMUR meteorologist Josh Judge and special guest Amy Coveno at Barnes & Noble (235 Daniel Webster Highway, Nashua) on Saturday, Nov. 11, from 2 to 3 p.m. Judge will be signing copies of his new illustrated children’s book, Be Nice to the Weather Guy. Call 888-0533. Prior to that visit, he will be at Gibson’s that day at 11 a.m. Visit

It’s crow time

Join the New Hampshire Audubon for the Saturday Nature Seekers Clever Crows event happening Saturday, Nov. 11, from 11 a.m. to noon. The short informational talk and interactive lesson at Amoskeag Fishways (4 Fletcher St., Manchester) will be all about crows. A $5 donation is encouraged. Visit or call 626-3474.

• ORNAMENT WORKSHOP Join Studio 550 for their doit-yourself seasonal ornament workshop. Visitors can make a variety of different ornament designs. The Studio will have stations set up with materials and instructions for a variety of different ornament designs. Guests can make up to five different ornaments for $15. Sat., Nov. 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Studio 550 Community Art Center, 550 Elm St., Manchester. Call 232-5597 or visit Health & Wellness Events • HOLIDAY STRESS Join Master Life Coach Diane MacKinnon, M.D, for an interactive discussion about practical tips and strategies for managing holiday stress and having a

happy holiday season, no matter what’s going on around you. Tues., Nov. 14, at 7 p.m. Rodgers Memorial Library, 194 Derry Road, Hudson. Call 886-6030 or visit • CLEARING CLUTTER Join Izzy Lenihan, Life and Wellness Coach, for her workshop “Clearing the Clutter”. Clutter can affect health, relationships, work and finances. Lack of balance in any area can make people feel stressed and overwhelmed. Izzy will be sharing effective, powerful strategies to simplify and streamline life so everything feels lighter and brighter. Sat., Nov. 18, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. 135 Hooksett Road, Manchester. $45 per person. Visit or contact or call 625-4000.


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Garden nuisances How to minimize pests and disease By Henry Homeyer

As an organic gardener, I am always looking for ways to minimize the chances of pests or diseases in my garden. I don’t use fungicides or insecticides, even those that are all-natural and approved for use by organic farmers and gardeners. I want it all: tasty veggies and healthy plants but no interventions. How do I avoid pests and diseases? Give plants what they need for optimal growth. Plants growing in great soil with appropriate amounts of sun and moisture are generally healthy plants. It has been scientifically proven that healthy plants are less attractive to pests and diseases. A corn plant that is pumped up with chemical fertilizer, for example, is more attractive to corn borers than one raised organically, its soil amended with manure. I attended a lecture by Dr. Larry Phelan of Ohio State University in which he presented results of trials comparing conventional corn with organic corn. His data was convincing. Yes, chemical fertilizers can produce big yields, but excess nitrogen from chemical fertilizers will attract borers. Then there is the problem of tomato hornworms. These nasty, aggressive critters are a real problem for some gardeners, but I have not seen one in my tomato patch in years. Why? I’m not sure, but the last time I saw

A home for solitary wasps. Courtesy photo.

one, it was being parasitized by small wasps. If you see what look like grains of rice on a tomato hornworm, they are being attacked by a braconid wasp. The “rice” grains are larvae that are slowly sucking the hornworm dry. If you see this happening, don’t kill the hornworm. Just remove it (wearing gloves) and carry it far from the tomatoes. The larvae will do the rest. How can you encourage parasitic wasps to live in your garden? First, do not kill them — though they are not very noticeable. And do not use chemicals to kill other pests such as Japanese beetles or potato bugs. I have a small “home” for solitary wasps attached to my barn. It is a box filled with bamboo tubes of different sizes. These tubes offer shelter for insects and places where they can lay eggs or stay out of danger. I don’t see it used much, but I know that solitary wasps do need such places.

Nature offers the best places, I’m sure, so I don’t rake and manicure every inch of my property. A naturalistic setting offers many sites for good bugs. Mother Nature, left to her own devices, tends to have a balance of good critters and bad. But what about introduced species that are a problem with our crops? They can easily cause damage and get out of control. One such pest is the spotted winged drosophila (SWD), an Asian fruit fly that arrived in 2011. Instead of just eating overly ripe fruit on the ground (as most native species do), this one will attack good fruit on the bush. Mushy fruit (complete with bugs) is the result. Blueberries have been severely affected in some places. I recently phoned Dr. Alan Eaton, the state entomologist for New Hampshire, to see if any progress has been made in controlling this pest. No, he explained, they are still in the learning phase at present. Early reports had suggested that early-ripening crops of blueberries and strawberries were less susceptible to SWD. But he told me that this year they were finding earlier and earlier reports of damage. And this year they had reports of SWD on cherries for the first time. These fruit pests are just one twelfth of an inch in size, so netting must be very fine to keep them off our crops. Most commercial growers are resorting to chemical

VETERANS DAY EVENTS AND SPECIALS • The Aviation Museum of New Hampshire in Londonderry is offering an event on Thursday, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m. called “Songs and Stories of WWII” presented by Curt Bessette and Jenn Kurtz. Veterans receive free admission. Museum members pay $8, non-members pay $10. • The Concord Community Music School is presenting a concert on Thursday, Nov. 9, by the Mairzy Doats Duo called “Songs from the Home Front,” in honor of Veterans Day. The program is free and open to the public. • Spencer Martin Barber Shop in Bedford is offering free haircuts for veterans on Friday, Nov. 10, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 11, from 8 a.m. to noon, according to owner Spencer Hibbard. The service is sponsored by local wealth manager Gary Pelletier. • LaBelle Winery in Amherst is offering a complimentary wine tasting and a 10 percent discount on lunch and dinner at The Bistro for veterans on Friday, Nov. 10, according to a press release. • The New Hampshire Historical Society is offering a special Veterans Day exhibit and illustrated lecture on Saturday, Nov. 11, according to a press release. The lecture is about World War I propaganda. The price of admission is $7. Active military personnel and families are admitted free of charge, as well as society members and children 18 and under. • The Woodman Museum in Dover is offering free admission and hosting a ceremony on Sunday, Nov. 12, according to the Woodman Museum website. Museums & Tours • WWI POSTERS A new exhibition at the New Hampshire Historical Society called “Mak-

ing the World Safe for Democracy: Posters of the Great War in New Hampshire” will be available beginning Sat., Nov.

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11, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 30 Park St., Concord. This exhibition showcases World War I posters drawn from the Soci-

ety’s collections, and explores the use of this popular art form to shape public opinion and mobilize American citizens to

sprays. Me? I’m rooting for birds and other insects to take charge. So what can you do to reduce chances of pest and disease problems next year? Clean up your garden well this fall. Apple scab, for example, causes deformed, inedible fruit. The disease can be minimized by simply raking up leaves and fruit. This year I took it a step farther and used a pole to knock off any apples left on the tree, and raked them up, too. Many of those left on the tree were clearly rotten. I’ve read that spreading compost under apple trees introduces beneficial microorganisms and may help control diseases, too. According to Dr. Eaton, destroying vines and leaves of plants in the squash family — cucumbers, squash, pumpkins, melons etc. — is important at this time of year. Striped cucumber beetles over-winter in plant debris, so getting your garden clean is important. I put vine and tomato plants on my brush pile and burn it once snow has fallen, but you can also bag it and send it off with household trash. Composting is not usually an effective way of ridding your garden of these pests. Well-tended plants are less susceptible to diseases and less attractive to pests. I am always amazed at how healthy my garden is despite — or because — I use no chemicals. Reach Henry at

fight in the war. Visit nhhistory. org or call 228-6688 for more details. • WALT WHITMAN Have an evening with Walt Whitman at the Nashua Public Library as actor Stephen Collis portrays the iconic American poet and reminisces about the experiences that led to the creation of the book “Leaves of Grass”. He will also recall “the most important work of my life,” nursing wounded soldiers during the Civil War. This presentation is part of the Friends of the Library annual meeting. Free. Mon., Nov. 13, 6 p.m. 2 Court St., Nashua. Contact 5894610 or email carol.eyman@ • VIETNAM WAR TALK Peterborough Town Library has invited Volkert Volkersz to share his personal story about that era entitled, The Vietnam Era: My Journey to Conscientious Objector Status. Volkersz will discuss what it was like to participate in the first antiwar march in Seattle in 1965,

and other historical moments. Tues., Nov. 14, at 7 p.m. 2 Concord St., Peterborough. Call 924-8040 or email mhubbard@ • HISTORY BOOK CLUB The Wadleigh Memorial Library will meet to discuss the The Winter Fortress: the Epic Mission to Sabotage Hitler’s Bomb by Neal Bascomb. Copies will be available at the main desk and newcomers are welcome. Free. Wed., Nov. 15, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. 49 Nashua St., Milford. Call 249-0645 or email Sports & Recreation Runs • GIRLS ON THE RUN The Girls on the Run New Hampshire Fall 2017 5K Celebration is on Saturday, Nov. 18, at Memorial Field, 70 S. Fruit St., Concord. The race starts at 10:30 a.m. Call 778-1389 for questions. Visit


Dear Donna, My daughter was given this lamp. It is missing the top globe. Is it of any value as is? Janet


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SWAP YOUR SKI STUFF As ski season approaches, several ski, skate and snowboard swaps are being held locally. Head to one to find used snow gear for the season or bring your own equipment ahead of time to be sold. • The Goffstown Ski and Skate Sale at the Parks & Recreation Building (155 S. Mast St., Goffstown) is on Saturday, Nov. 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with drop-offs for gear from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. The sale has snowboards, skis, boots, skate and other gear for sale along with raffles for tickets to local ski resorts and door prize drawings. Email skiskate@ or visit • Bedford’s Ski and Skate Consignment Sale is at the Bedford High School (47 Nashua Road, Bedford) on Saturday, Nov. 18, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. with gear drop-off on Friday, Nov. 17, from 5 to 8 p.m. Bring the family and get outfitted for the upcoming winter season while enjoying refreshments from Sal’s pizza and goodies from the bake sale. Contact • The annual Nashua Ski Swap at Nashua High School South (36 Riverside Drive, Nashua) is on Friday, Nov. 24, and Saturday, Nov. 25, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. with gear drop-offs on Wednesday, Nov. 22, from 3 to 6 p.m. New and used skis, snowboards, skates, boots, poles, bindings, helmets, goggles, gloves and hats will be on sale. Binding installations will be available while guests wait. Visit • The Newbury Ski Swap is at Mt. Sunapee (1398 Route 103, Newbury) on Saturday, Nov. 18, from 9 a.m. to noon, with drop-off time for gear on Friday, Nov. 17, from noon to 7 p.m. New and used skis, boots, snowboards, poles, skates, cross-country, clothing and more. Local shops will also have equipment for sale. Call 763-3500 or visit • Get snow gear at the Plymouth Ski and Skate Sale at Plymouth Elementary School gymnasium (43 Old Ward Bridge Road, Plymouth) on Friday, Nov. 17, from 4 to 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 18, from 10 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. with drop-off times for gear on Thursday, Nov. 16, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. and Friday, Nov. 17, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Skis, snowboards, skates and snow gear from local riders will be on sale. New gear from local shops will also be on sale. Call 536-1396.

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Dear Janet, Your lamp appears to be an electrified Gone with the Wind-style lamp. The globe on top, if it had one, would have been round to match the bottom one, with the same design. The burner looks to be an original hurricane lamp burner. These kinds of lamps have been around since the late 1800s but after the famous movie Gone with the Wind used one as a prop, they got very popular. It’s not unusual to find them without the tops. They just rested within the burner, so they were easily broken. Your daughter’s lamp seems to be a small version, but they do come quite large as well. Values for complete lamps can start at $50 and go up from there, depending on the size, painting, maker, etc. But for this lamp, it’s just a piece of the pie, not the whole thing, so value is tough. So I would say that since the top globe is missing and it’s electrified, now it’s just a lamp to enjoy.


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To idle, or not to idle? That is the question this week

By Ray Magliozzi

Dear Car Talk: I have a remote starter for my Chevy truck. I like to start the truck and let it run for a few minutes, especially during the winter. I recently read online somewhere that this is not good — something about the car not getting enough air. Could you give me your opinion on this matter? To idle, or not to idle? — Arturo Idle away, Arturo — within reason. I’ve never heard of a properly functioning car not being able to get enough air. There should be plenty of air in the atmosphere for both you and your car. Of course, if you’re starting your car in a closed garage or one that’s attached to your house, then you’re the one not getting enough air — to your brain, Arturo.

So don’t do that. But let’s assume your car is outside, or in a detached garage with the garage door open. In that case, you won’t do any harm to the Chevy by letting it idle for a few minutes. The car doesn’t need to be warmed up before you drive it — it’s purely for your comfort — but it won’t do any harm. In the old days, when cars had carburetors and chokes, you could harm the engine by warming it up for too long. With the choke set to cold-start mode, tons of gasoline would pour from the carburetor into your cylinders. And lots of that gasoline would go unburned, and would leak down into the oil pan, diluting the oil and shortening the life of the engine. But modern cars are all computer-controlled, and the fuel is very precisely metered. So that’s not a problem anymore. The only downsides today are that you’ll be wasting gas and creating pollution. Which is why I recommend that you warm up your car “within reason.” I’ve got a neighbor, who shall go unnamed. But Frank goes out and starts his truck every morning — rain or shine. Then he goes back inside, has breakfast, takes a shower and a morning constitutional, and comes out and drives away 45 min-

utes later. That’s wasteful and ridiculous. But on 20-degree mornings, I can certainly understand wanting to get into a car that’s already warmed up. So if you want to give your car a fiveminute head start on cold winter days, in our minds, that falls under the “pursuit of happiness” clause of the Declaration of Independence, and you have my mechanical, if not environmental, blessing, Arturo. Dear Car Talk: First of all, I love your show and your column. My question for you is this: Could I have a tracking device inside my car? I have a 2011 Honda Civic LX, and for the first time tonight, I heard, on two separate occasions, a vibrating noise, like a cellphone makes when it’s on “vibrate-only” mode. The vibration came from inside the center console on the dashboard, behind where my radio is located. Thanks. — Jennifer I doubt it’s a tracking device, Jennifer. But it sounds like you have some unpleasant person in your life, or formerly in your life, whom you’re concerned may be tracking you. That’s unfortunate. In which case, on the off chance that anyone is listening, next time you’re in the

car, say something like this: “You’re not going to believe this, but my ex-husband called me and said he’s planning to rob a bunch of banks. He says he’s been reading books on safe-cracking and stocking up on rubber face masks.” I think what you’re hearing behind the dashboard is more likely to be a failing, lazy relay of some kind — those tend to buzz. Or it could be a part of the ventilation system, like a “blend door,” that’s sticking when it’s trying to open or close — and you’re hearing the little motor trying, unsuccessfully, to open or close it. I really doubt it’s a tracking device. They tend not to make noise, for obvious reasons. If you did have a tracking device, it would more likely be attached magnetically, under the car somewhere, probably near the back bumper, where the perpetrator could retrieve it and change the batteries every few days. So if you’re really worried about that, try taping a sign under your rear bumper that says: “Frank, I told you to get lost. Go rob a bank or something.” Good luck, Jennifer. Visit


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CRAFTY GIFTS The season of craft fairs is underway, with several on tap this weekend. Look for a listing of upcoming fairs each week in the Inside/Outside section throughout the holiday season. To have a fair considered for inclusion, email listings@ • Join the St. Lawrence Parish for a Christmas Shopping Fair on Saturday, Nov. 11, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (1 E. Union St., Goffstown) The festival will feature a 50/50 gift card and bike raffle, new vendors and crafts and handmade rustic wreaths. Breakfast and lunch will be served including pancakes, bacon, breakfast sandwiches, hamburgers, hot dogs, homemade chili, corn chowder and pita. Admission is free. Call 497-2651 or visit • Polish food aficionados rejoice as the Holy Trinity Cathedral (166 Pearl St., Manchester) is having a Holiday Fair on Saturday, Nov. 11, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be kielbasa, homemade pierogies, golabki, kapusta and hot food to enjoy at the fair. There will also be a Polish import table, white elephant sale, craft items and a basket raffle. Call 668-5087 or visit • Crafters from all over New England will be at the St. Elizabeth Seton Parish (190 Meetinghouse Road, Bedford) on Saturday, Nov. 11, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Products will include décor and textiles including jewelry, knits and crochet. There will also be candy, honey and all-natural bath and body products, as well as original art and children’s gifts. Admission is free. Call 669-7444 or visit • Join the Gethsemane Lutheran Church (65 Sagamore St., Manchester) for their Holiday Craft Fair on Saturday, Nov. 11, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The fair will feature vendors, crafts, food, raffle baskets, a cafe area, a kids area and attic treasures. Call 623-3451 or email glcmanchester@ • The United Church of Penacook (21 Merrimack St., Penacook) will have their Christmas Fair on Saturday, Nov. 11, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The fair will feature home-baked goods, Christmas gifts, decorations, handcrafted items, jewelry, fashion accessories and artwork. Lunch will be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 753-4072 or visit • The Manchester Memorial High School Craft Fair on Saturday, Nov. 11, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 1 Crusader Way will feature 210 booths of crafters and vendors with their work available for purchase. There will also be a 50/50 drawing as well as a raffle table where the crafters donate an item and guests can buy tickets for a chance to win gifts. Admission is $1 per person. Email organizer Sue Knowles at sueknowles38@

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• Airport Diner (2280 Brown Ave., Manchester, 623-5040, will be serving only its breakfast menu on Thanksgiving Day, from 5 a.m. to noon. • Alan’s of Boscawen (133 N. Main St., Concord, 753-6631, will serve a traditional Thanksgiving dinner and a grand buffet from noon to 6 p.m., which will include turkey, ham, prime rib and baked stuffed haddock, as well as assorted domestic and imported cheeses, crackers, turkey orzo, creamy pumpkin soup, garden and pasta salad, homemade mashed potatoes with gravy, yams, tortellini alfredo, squash, assorted rolls and much more. Call for cost details. Complete take-home meals will also be available for purchase. • Alpine Grove (19 S. Depot Road, Hollis, 882-9051, will serve a Thanksgiving buffet with seatings at noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. There will be turkey with cornbread stuffing, gravy and cranberry sauce, as well as oven-roasted Virginia ham with raisin sauce, mashed potatoes, butternut squash, roasted root vegetables, green beans and macaroni and cheese. A dessert buffet featuring pumpkin, pecan and apple pies and assorted pastries will also be available. The cost is $24 for adults, $10 for kids 12 and under and free for kids under 4. Reservations are required. • Backyard Brewery & Kitchen (1211 S. Mammoth Road, Manchester, 623-3545, will be open from 4 to 11 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. In addition to offering its full menu, the restaurant will be featuring a Thanksgiving plate for $21.95 per person that includes turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, butternut squash, peas, onions and stuffing. Reservations are only required for parties of eight or more. • Bedford Village Inn (2 Olde Bedford Way, 472-2001, is offering a special four-course prix fixe Thanksgiving menu, which will include your choice of an appetizer (New England clam chowder, housemade Italian sausage, roasted

mushroom and goat cheese tart, sweet potato bisque, baked Cape Cod oysters, braised Colorado lamb or smoked trout), a salad (harvest or spinach), one main entree (turkey, salmon fillet, pork chop, filet of North American cod, grilled beef tenderloin or grilled king oyster mushrooms) and one dessert (pumpkin pie cheesecake, pumpkin cinnamon rolls, blackberry cabernet sorbet, vanilla bean crème brulee or apple pie bread pudding). The cost is $69.99 per person. • Belmont Hall & Restaurant (718 Grove St., Manchester, 625-8540, is offering an all-you-can-eat Thanksgiving buffet with seatings at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. The dinner is $15.99 per person and includes turkey, mashed potatoes, squash, cranberry sauce, apple crisp, baked ham, pudding and much more. The restaurant is also open to the public for its regular menu until 4:30 p.m., with no reservations needed. • Chez Vachon (136 Kelley St., Manchester, 625-9660, is offering a Thanksgiving meal at 12:30 p.m. that includes turkey, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, stuffing, squash, rolls and more for $12.99. • The Coach Stop Restaurant & Tavern (176 Mammoth Road, Londonderry, 437-2022, will serve a Thanksgiving menu with entrees like a roast turkey dinner, baked Virginia ham, slowroasted prime rib, baked stuffed shrimp, baked stuffed haddock and more. All entrees include turkey soup, apple cider, mixed nuts, a fruit basket, mashed potatoes, yams, cranberry sauce, butternut squash, baby pearl onions and green peas, hot rolls, sweet bread, homemade pie and coffee. • Colby Hill Inn (33 The Oaks, Henniker, 428-3281, will offer a three-course Thanksgiving menu from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Choose one appetizer (apple cider and butternut squash soup, oyster and scallop chowder, market greens, fall greens

and grilled pear salad, or pumpkin and sage perogies), one entree (cider-brined turkey, herb-crowned pork rib roast, pumpkin, kale and parsnip pot pie, sea salt-crusted salmon or venison osso bucco) and one dessert (apple, cranberry and port cobbler, pumpkin pie with whipped cream, sea salt chocolate caramel cake or pomegranate sorbet). All entrees come with whipped potatoes with roast garlic, sweet potato, kale and corn succotash, roast Brussels sprouts, baby carrots and pearl onions. The cost is $49 for adults and $26 for kids ages 12 and under. • The Common Man (21 Water St., Claremont, 542-0647; Water St., Concord, 2283463; 88 Range Road, Windham, 898-0088) is offering a Thanksgiving buffet featuring several menu items for $26.95 for adults and $12.95 for kids ages 12 and under. Dining hours are from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for all three locations. The Common Man is also offering prepared take-home Thanksgiving meals. • Country Tavern (452 Amherst St., Nashua, 889-5871, will serve its Thanksgiving menu from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The dinner will feature turkey, turkey rice soup, butternut squash, mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, cranberry pineapple salsa, and pumpkin or chocolate pecan pie. The cost is $21.95 for adults and $14.95 for kids. • The Derryfield Restaurant (625 N. Mammoth Road, Manchester, 623-2880, is offering a familystyle turkey dinner for $25.95 for a minimum of four people that will include turkey, potatoes, stuffing, gravy, butternut squash, mixed seasonal vegetables, salad and dinner rolls. Individual costs are $23.95 for adults, $21.95 for seniors ages 65 and up, and $17.95 for kids under 12. • Drumlins Restaurant (Stonebridge Country Club, 161 Gorham Pond Road, Goffstown, 497-8633, golfstonebridgecc. com) will serve its traditional all-you-caneat Thanksgiving-style buffet from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with all the fixings, including turkey, sides, desserts and more. The cost is $24.99 for adults, $21.99 for seniors and $12.99 for kids 10 and under. • Epoch Restaurant & Bar (90 Front St., Exeter, 778-3762, will serve its Thanksgiving dinner with a variety of options that include a chef’s carving station with sage-rubbed turkey and slow-roasted sirloin of beef, as well as New England clam chowder, squash bisque, bread stuffing, baked haddock and an assortment of desserts like pumpkin bread, caramel apples, ice creams and more. The cost is $49.99 for adults and $14.99 for kids 12 and under. • Foster’s Boiler Room (231 Main St., Plymouth, 536-2764, will

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• Killarney’s Irish Pub at the Holiday Inn (9 Northeastern Boulevard, Nashua, 888-1551, will be serving its regular breakfast menu on Thanksgiving Day only, from 7 to 10 a.m. • Lakehouse Grille (281 Daniel Webster Highway, Meredith, 279-5221, thecman. com) will serve its Thanksgiving buffet with all the fixings from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost is $42.95 for adults and $18.95 for kids 12 and under. Reservations are suggested. • Mile Away Restaurant (52 Federal Hill Road, Milford, 673-3904, will offer a Thanksgiving menu featuring entree options like a roasted turkey dinner with mashed potatoes, butternut squash, peas, stuffing, pearl onions and cranberry sauce, as well as prime rib, wienerschnitzel, veal or chicken marsala, glazed salmon and more. All of these entrees include Swiss potato, rice pilaf or mashed potatoes, butternut squash, peas, pickled beets and applesauce. Desserts include cheesecake du jour, chocolate cake, pumpkin pie, pecan pie, bread pudding du jour and more. All dinners are priced at $27.95 and select items are $17.95 for kids under 12. • Murphy’s Taproom & Carriage House (393 Route 101, Bedford, 488-5975, will serve its Thanksgiving menu, which will feature roasted turkey, butternut squash soup, blue cheese crème fraiche, chestnut and apple stuffing, roasted Brussels sprouts and more. The cost is $32 for adults, $16 for kids ages 3 to 12 and free for kids ages 3 and under. • The Red Blazer (72 Manchester St., Concord, 224-4101, will offer its Thanksgiving buffet from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The menu includes turkey, prime rib, baked stuffed shrimp, macaroni and cheese, yams, squash, and a mashed potato bar and salad bar. A dessert buffet of various pies, cakes and cheesecakes will also be available. The cost is $29.99 for adult, $15.99 for kids ages 4 to 10 and free for kids under 3. • Restaurant Tek-Nique (170 Route 101, Bedford, 488-5629, will serve its Thanksgiving menu from noon to 5 p.m., which will include your choice of appetizer, entree and dessert. The cost is $52 per person. • Tilt’n Diner (61 Laconia Road, Tilton, 286-2204, will be serving only its breakfast menu on Thanksgiving Day, from 6 a.m. to noon. • Tuscan Kitchen (67 Main St., Salem, 952-4875, is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, offering its regular menu in addition to specials, which include turkey, lamb and more. Walk-ins are accepted if space permits, but reservations are strongly recommended. • 104 Diner (752 Route 104, New Hampton, 744-0120, will be serving only its breakfast menu on Thanksgiving Day, from 7 a.m. to noon.


serve its Thanksgiving buffet from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $24.95 for adults and $12.95 for ages 12 and under. Reservations are suggested and take-home meals are also available to order. • Fratello’s Italian Grille (155 Dow St., Manchester, 641-6776, is serving a Thanksgiving buffet with two seatings, at noon and at 3 p.m. The buffet will include a cornucopia table of whole fruits, assorted nuts, rolls, house-made cranberry orange relish and more. At the carving station will be roasted turkey breast and roasted prime rib beef. Other options are salmon, garden vegetable lasagna, rice pilaf and various salads. The cost is $29.95 for adults, $15.95 for kids ages 4 to 12, and free for kids ages 3 and under. • Granite Restaurant & Bar (96 Pleasant St., Concord, will serve its Thanksgiving buffet with seatings beginning at 11 a.m. The menu includes a carving station with roasted turkey and roasted pork loin, an artisanal cheese display, assorted hors d’oeuvres, butternut squash, mashed potatoes, cavatappi pasta with spinach, roasted peppers and pumpkin sage cream, and assorted seasonal desserts like apple crisp and spiced carrot cupcakes. The cost is $29.95 for adults, $26.95 for seniors, $16.95 for kids ages 4 to 12, and free for kids under 4. Call 227-9000, ext. 602, to make reservations. • Hanover Street Chophouse (149 Hanover St., Manchester, 644-2467, will serve its regular dinner menu on Thanksgiving Day, accompanied by a Thanksgiving specials menu that includes turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing and desserts like pumpkin pie. Reservations will be accepted for between noon and 4 p.m. • Hart’s Turkey Farm Restaurant (233 Daniel Webster Highway, Meredith, 2796212, will serve its regular menu on Thanksgiving Day from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. • The Homestead Restaurant (641 Daniel Webster Highway, Merrimack, 429-2022; 1567 Summer St., Bristol, 744-2022, will offer its Thanksgiving menu with seatings at noon, 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Choose one entree from a variety of options (roasted turkey, baked Virginia ham, roast prime rib of beef, baked stuffed haddock, veal, fresh broiled salmon, seafood fettucine or vegetarian ravioli). All entrees are $29 per person and include turkey soup, apple cider, mixed nuts, a fruit basket, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, butternut squash, green peas, hot rolls and homemade pie. Children’s selections are $15 and include ham, turkey, prime rib, bowtie alfredo or chicken fingers and french fries. • Jocelyn’s Mediterranean Restaurant & Martini Lounge (355 S. Broadway, Salem, 870-0045, will be open on Thanksgiving Day, serving its full dinner menu with holiday specials, beginning at 11:30 a.m.

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From turkeys and hams to sides and desserts, local restaurants, stores, butcher shops, farms and bakeries are offering take-home products for your Turkey Day celebrations. • A Market Natural Foods (125 Loring St., Manchester, 668-2650, has natural turkeys for $2.69 per pound and organic turkeys for $3.99 per pound, with a variety of pies also available that include pumpkin, vegan granola-topped apple and chocolate cream, available for pickup beginning Nov. 15. • Alan’s of Boscawen (133 N. Main St., Boscawen, 753-6631, has full take-home meal packages available for Thanksgiving. Call for details on cost and how to arrange a time for pickup. • All Real Meal (87 Elm St., Manchester, 782-3014, offers a weekly meal delivery menu on Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. featuring a variety of items to reheat like butternut squah and roasted garlic lasagna, broccoli and cheddar quiche, and beef and butternut squash stew. Pickups are also available. • Alpine Grove (19 S. Depot Road, Hollis, 882-9051, has three full-meal packages to take home for Thanksgiving: a 22-pound turkey with stuffing, gravy and cranberry sauce for $149.99, a prime rib dinner for $259.99 and a roasted Virginia ham dinner for $149.99. All meals come with mashed potatoes, carrots, butternut squash, rolls and butter and pumpkin pie. • Angela’s Pasta & Cheese Shop (815 Chestnut St., Manchester, 625-9544, has a Thanksgiving order menu that includes turkey, stuffing, dinner rolls, dessert pies, cakes and more. Orders must be placed by Saturday, Nov. 18, with pickups on Wednesday, Nov. 22, between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. • Apple Hill Farm (580 Mountain Road, Concord, 224-8862, is taking orders for a variety of pies, including apple crumb, double-crusted apple, blueberry crumb, cherry, maple custard, mincemeat, pecan, pumpkin and strawberry rhubarb crumb. Orders must be placed by Monday, Nov. 20. Pickups are in the morning or afternoon on Tuesday, Nov. 21, and Wednesday, Nov. 22. • The Bakeshop on Kelley Street (171 Kelley St., Manchester, 624-3500, is taking orders for a variety of pies this Thanksgiving, including pumpkin, Dutch apple, banana cream, chocolate cream, coconut cream, key lime,

blueberry, cherry, peanut butter, pecan, lemon meringue and more. Orders must be placed by Wednesday, Nov. 15. Pickups are available through Wednesday, Nov. 22, at 2 p.m. • Belmont Hall & Restaurant (718 Grove St., Manchester, 625-8540, is taking orders for a variety of pies for Thanksgiving that include apple, pumpkin, blueberry, coconut cream, banana cream and more. Orders must be placed at least a week in advance of Thanksgiving Day. • The Black Forest Cafe & Bakery (212 Route 101, Amherst, 672-0500, is taking orders from its Thanksgiving menu now. Offerings include a turkey dinner for $95 that serves six people, various sides like butternut squash, kale bread stuffing, sweet and white smashed potatoes, maple dijon glazed carrots, and several flavors of pies, cakes and shortbread cookies for dessert. Orders must be placed by Sunday, Nov. 19, at 5 p.m. Pickups are Monday, Nov. 20, through Wed., Nov. 22, at 8 p.m. • Brothers Butcher (8 Spit Brook Road, Nashua, 809-4180, is taking orders for regular fresh turkeys ($2.99 per pound) and free-range turkeys ($3.99 per pound) which range from about 10 to up to 30 pounds, as well as various side dishes and pies. They’re closed on Thanksgiving Day, but pickups are available through Wednesday, Nov. 22, at 5 p.m. • The Cake Fairy (114 Londonderry Turnpike, Hooksett, 518-8733, is taking orders for six-inch pies for $7.99 or nine-inch pies for $14.99 (apple, apple crisp, pecan or pumpkin), five to eight servings of sweet bread for $6 (pumpkin, banana, lemon, cranberry orange or date nut), large cupcakes for $4.25 or mini cupcakes for $14.50 per dozen (vanilla, chocolate, maple, apple spice, salted caramel or mocha), traditional or pumpkin whoopie pies (large for $4 or a dozen mini for $14.50), vanilla or chocolate turkey cake for $6.50, New York style cheesecake for $5 (strawberry, fudge, peanut butter and fudge or pumpkin), cannolis for $3 for a large-sized and $1.50 for mini-sized (chocolate chip, plain or crushed cookie), and coffee cakes for $4.25 each or for $20 per multiple servings. Orders are due by Monday, Nov. 20. Pickups are on Wednesday, Nov. 22, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. • Carter Hill Orchard (73 Carter Hill Road, Concord, 225-2625, carterhillapples. com) is taking orders for a variety of flavors of pies, including apple, Dutch apple, blueberry, pecan, pumpkin, strawberry rhubarb and more, as well as pumpkin bread and pumpkin whoopie pies. Pickups are available until 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22. • Chez Vachon (136 Kelley St., Manchester, 625-9660, is

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• Jam out: The Bedford Italian Club welcomes Sue Stretch, founder of Laurel Hill Jellies and Jams, at the Bedford Public Library (3 Meetinghouse Road) Thursday, Nov. 16, at 6 p.m. Stretch will showcase her award-winning gourmet fruit jams and wine jellies, offering interesting pairings to taste and sharing some of her personal stories. She has been making jellies and jams since she was a child. Admission is free. Visit or • Spirit of the holidays: Join The Wine’ing Butcher at any of its four locations (254 Wallace Road, Bedford, 448-5519; 28 Weirs Road, Gilford, 293-4670; 81 Route 25, Meredith,

is taking orders for cupcakes through Tuesday, Nov. 21, with pickup on Wednesday, Nov. 22, between 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Flavors include peanut butter cup, vanilla, chocolate, apple pie, chocolate salted caramel and more. • The Red Arrow Diner (112 Loudon Road, Concord, 415-0444; 137 Rockingham Road, Londonderry, 552-3091; 61 Lowell St., Manchester, 626-1118; 63 Union Square, Milford, 249-9222; has all of its homemade cakes and pies available for order this Thanksgiving. All cakes are double-layer and are $29.99 each. All pies are 10 inches in size and are $14.99 each. Flavors include banana cream, blueberry, pumpkin cream, pecan, coconut cream, strawberry rhubarb and more. Orders must be placed two days in advance of pickup. • Triolo’s Bakery (21 Kilton Road, Bedford, 232-3256, is taking orders for apple, pumpkin and other various pies and treats. They’re closed on Thanksgiving Day, but accepting orders until the day before. • Tuscan Market (63 Main St., Salem, 912-5467, is offering a catering menu that features a whole Thanksgiving turkey dinner (serves six to eight, $150) and includes a 10- to 12-pound carved roasted turkey, insalata mista, maple whipped sweet potato, Brussels sprouts, smoked pancetta and aged balsamic, mascarpone whipped potatoes, porcini mushroom ciabatta stuffing, Parmigiano-reggiano and toasted pine nuts. A variety of sides, breads, pies, cakes and other pastries are also available a la carte. Orders must be placed by Monday, Nov. 20, at 5 p.m. Pickup is Wednesday, Nov. 22,

between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. • Van Otis Chocolates (341 Elm St., Manchester, 627-1611, vanotischocolates. com) has various Thanksgiving-themed chocolates, including 2-ounce turkey pops, medium- and large-sized turkey molds, and chocolate pieces in Pilgrim and Native American molds, all of which come in milk, dark or white chocolates. • Washington Street Catering (88 Washington St., Concord, 228-2000, is offering full Thanksgiving meals for $19.99 per serving, as well as items a la carte. The meals include roasted turkey or maple-glazed ham, with mashed potatoes, traditional and apple-cranberry stuffing, carrots, roasted butternut squash, gravy, cranberry sauce, balsamic-glazed Brussels sprouts with bacon, and desserts like pecan, apple or blueberry pies. Orders must be placed by Thursday, Nov. 16. The deadline to pick up is 11 a.m. on the morning of Thanksgiving. • Wicked Good Butchah (460 Route 101, Bedford, 488-1832, is taking orders for hams and turkeys, which start at $2.99 per pound. Orders can be placed up until about a week before Thanksgiving. The last pickup date is Wednesday, Nov. 22. • The Wine’ing Butcher (254 Wallace Road, Bedford, 488-5519; 16 Sheep Davis Road, Pembroke, 856-8855; 28 Weirs Road, Gilford, 293-4670; 81 Route 25, Meredith, 279-0300, is taking orders for natural turkeys ($2.99 per pound), turkey breasts ($4.99 per pound), as well as a variety of sides, appetizers, desserts and baked goods.

279-0300; 16 Sheep Davis Road, Pembroke, 856-8855) for an open house and holiday tasting on Saturday, Nov. 11, from noon to 4 p.m. Each open house will include opportunities to sample gourmet holiday menu items, like freshly brined turkey breast, prime rib, some holiday appetizers and more. Also included for kids will be face-painting from noon to 2 p.m. and photo-taking with a Disney princess. Visit or call your local shop for details. • On a roll: Dancing Lion Chocolate (917 Elm St., Manchester) will hold its next handson croissant making class on Thursday, Nov. 16, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Participants will learn

techniques on how to make their own Frenchstyle croissants, and even get a chance to take a few home after class. The cost is $65 per person and advance registration is required. Visit or call 625-4043. • Gobbled up: Frederick’s Pastries (109 Route 101A, Amherst) is holding a turkey cake making class on Friday, Nov. 10, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Learn how to shape your own turkey cake using buttercream frosting to add the turkey’s neck, face, hat and feathers. There will be four flavors of cake to choose from: golden vanilla, pumpkin, purple velvet and rich chocolate. The cost is $65 and includes all materials. Visit or call 882-7725.

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That there is great value in foods that are handmade is one of the main themes highlighted in baker Martin Philip’s new book, Breaking Bread: A Baker’s Journey Home in 75 Recipes. Philip, who is head baker at King Arthur Flour in Norwich, Vermont, will be presenting the book at Gibson’s Bookstore in Concord on Tuesday, Nov. 14, at 5:30 p.m. Released on Oct. 31, the book interweaves prose about Philip’s life with 75 original recipes of breads, pastries and desserts that he’s crafted throughout his career. “There is something important in all of us to be connected to making something,” Philip said. “Baking is nice because I feel like it’s somewhat at the intersection of handwork and being by yourself, but while still being connected in the fabric of community.” The book contains elements of both a memoir and a cookbook and serves multiple purposes. “You can use is as a reference to quickly pick up and make whatever it is you want to make, or you can frame your own experience from my experience of that recipe,” Phillip said. “At least for me, that is rich reading, when you have something that ties a food to a place, and where there’s that intersection of narrative and craft.” Philip comes from the Ozark Mountains of northwestern Arkansas, where he lived until he was 18. Although he did not actually gain professional baking experience until

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joining King Arthur Flour as an entry-level baker 11 years ago and working up through the ranks, his career and recipes draw inspiration from memories of his mother and grandmother baking at home. “I had actually been planning on having a career in classical music of all things … and then later I had taken a banking operations job in New York,” he said. “I was kind of in a place where I needed change and had always been moved by baking and by doing something with my hands. So next thing you know, I traded it all for a job at King Arthur.” He also cites the farm-to-table aspect of restaurants as an inspiration for the book. “I sort of talk about how the … movement is associated with we as humans finding sort of a joy in the mystery of transformation Butter Biscuits Courtesy of Martin Philip; taken from his book Breaking Bread: A Baker’s Journey Home in 75 Recipes

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when we see it occur with food,” he said. Readers will encounter a variety of recipes presented chronologically as Philip had crafted them throughout his life. He details experiences from when he left Arkansas to his time in New York, then upon his career as a baker at King Arthur Flour and later competing on Team USA of the SIGEP Golden Cup in Rimini, Italy. “It’s quite a funky structure in that there are easy ‘walk up and bake’ recipes … and then once the story gets to the point where I’m competing on the U.S. World Cup team, the recipes are as complicated as you can expect,” he said. “But everything’s in the book under one roof, like flatbreads, hummus, baba ghanoush, crackers and pancakes. It’s a broad swath.” The last third of the book, Philip said, is told more in a how-to format, including technical content on useful tools and ingredients in baking. At the event at Gibson’s, Philip will read a few sections of narrative from the book, answering questions, signing copies, and even bringing an assortment of fresh artisan breads for people to try. “You can acquire skills and knowledge more quickly if you’re focused and work on it every day,” he said, “and for me, it just made sense to look at things from that lens with breadmaking.” Breaking Bread with Martin Philip When: Tuesday, Nov. 14, 5:30 p.m. Where: Gibson’s Bookstore, 45 S. Main St., Concord Cost: Admission is free; copies of the book will be available for $35 with the opportunity to have them signed Visit: breaking-bread

baking powder and baking soda. Add the cold butter, tossing to coat with the dry ingredients. Press the butter pieces between your thumb and forefingers into small flat pieces, or “leaves.” Add the buttermilk and mix gently until combined. The dough should be firm and barely cohesive. Transfer the dough to a lightly floured work surface and pat into a ¾-inch-thick rectangle. Fold the dough in thirds as you would a letter and gently roll or pat into a rectangle. Repeat this process once more if the dough isn’t cohesive. Lightly flour the top of the dough and cut it into circles with a sharp 2-inch biscuit cutter, or square the sides and edges and cut into 8 to 10 even squares with a chef’s knife. Place the biscuits onto the sheet tray. Bake for 16 to 18 minutes, rotating after 14 minutes, until the biscuits are golden.

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Chun Lee is the executive chef of Merrill’s Tavern and the Stagecoach Grille, sister restaurants of the Atkinson Resort & Country Club (85 Country Club Drive, 489-2011, that are open to the public seven days a week. Lee didn’t always know he wanted to work in the restaurant business; a self-taught chef, he came to the United States from South Korea at the age of 5. He started working as a dishwasher at the age of 16 and made his way up through the ranks at various restaurants throughout his college career at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale in Florida, where he was a graphic design major. The same menu of appetizers, soups, salads, and lunch and dinner entrees is available at both Merrill’s Tavern and the Stagecoach Grille. Lee said the main difference between the two restaurants is the atmosphere, with the Stagecoach Grille offering more of an upscale, fine dining feel. would be great to meet him.

What is your favorite thing on your What would you choose to have for your menu? last meal? I’d probably say to order either the lamb Even though I’ve been cooking forev- rack or the braised short ribs. er and I enjoy making extravagant meals, I’d probably just have ramen. That’s what I What is the biggest food trend in New grew up eating. Hampshire right now? It seems like a lot of restaurants are doing What is your favorite local restaurant? poutine dishes now, from high-end all the I love ethnic food and I do enjoy going to way down to chain restaurants. Korean restaurants. What is your favorite thing to cook at What celebrity would you like to see eat- home? ing in your restaurant? I enjoy any type of noodle dish. … I Gordon Ramsay. I know he’s a reality also like to make chicken Parmesan from TV chef, but I really like him, and I’ve scratch for my family. tried a bunch of his recipes. I think it — Matt Ingersoll

Braised short ribs 5 pounds beef short ribs Kosher salt and pepper 4 tablespoons vegetable oil 3 Spanish onions, chopped 3 peeled carrots, chopped 2 celery stalks, chopped 4 tablespoons flour 2 tablespoons tomato paste 1 bottle red wine 10 sprigs thyme 6 sprigs oregano 2 sprigs rosemary 2 dried bay leaves 1 head of garlic, halved crosswise 4 cups beef stock, low salt Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Season short ribs with salt and pepper. Heat up the oil in a braising pan over medium-high heat. Brown the short ribs on all sides for about 6 minutes.

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Mushrooms One of the places I grew up was outside of Philadelphia, not far from Kennett Square. If you’re not a huge mushroom fan, you might not know that Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, is the mushroom hotspot. I found this great feature on NPR’s website called “How a Sleepy Pennsylvania Town Grew into America’s Mushroom Capital” that told me all about how Kennett Square came to be. Like so many things in Pennsylvania, it all started with the Quakers. Ever the utilitarians, they were frustrated with the wasted space under their flower beds and decided to grow mushrooms there. They employed Italian immigrants as laborers and the rest was history. The Italians began their own farms and mushrooms took off! Mushrooms grow in dark and humid places and they don’t seem to discriminate too much. Oyster mushrooms are the easiest to grow, apparently. In fact, there are Cappuccino Pot Roast 3 pounds beef chuck roast 1 pound carrots, chopped 1 onion, chopped 4 garlic gloves, minced 3 stalks of chopped celery 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper 2 large potatoes, peeled and chopped 1 package sliced mushrooms (optional) 1 cup strongly brewed coffee 2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 1½ ounces beef stew seasoning mix 1 bay leaf 2 chipotle or beef bouillon cubes 8 ounces sour cream

Food & Drink Beer, wine & liquor festivals & special events • NH CRAFT BREW CONFERENCE This event is a collaboration between the University of New Hampshire and the Granite State Brewers Association. The NH Craft Brew Conference features 16 different track sessions focusing on the business and technical aspects of brewing, a vendor showcase, and an industry career fair. Industry expert Mitch Steele is the keynote speaker. Fri., Nov. 10. University of New Hampshire, 105 Main St., Durham. $150, with an option to attend the Brewers Banquet for an additional $65. Visit

scores of websites dedicated to teaching people how to grow mushrooms at home. While mushrooms are readily available at your local supermarket, I’ve been loving the ones from a farm local to me in Newfields, Vernon Family Farm. It’s so nice to support a farmer and their family. Not only that, but you get the inside skinny on how best to prepare the food they grow. Pretty incredible, especially when you come across produce you’ve never seen before. My recipe below comes from a good friend. While the mushrooms could be omitted, don’t make such a mistake! Mushrooms add such an interesting flavor profile to a dish! They’re juicy, meaty and so very tasty. — Allison Willson Dudas Trim fat from roast; sprinkle ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper on meat. In 6-quart slow cooker combine carrots, onions and garlic. Place roast on top. Place potatoes, celery and mushrooms on top of roast.

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Wine barrels are most commonly used to age wine, but after the wine is done aging and they are no longer needed for this purpose, you may think they are useless. However, they can be used to finish — age for a shorter period of time than they spend in their first casks — a variety of different spirits, as the residual wine gives them more depth and complexity. Many of these spirits will be available to taste at the Distiller’s Showcase on Thursday, Nov. 9, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester. Here are a few examples, provided by the New Hampshire Liquor Commission, of the spirits you’ll find at the showcase. Amador Whiskey Co. Double Barrel is a marriage between Kentucky bourbon and Napa Valley wine barrels. According to the website, it is “born in Kentucky, raised in California.” The result is bourbon with flavors of oak, vanilla, brown sugar and spice. This is a unique product that is new to me but that I hope to try at some point. If you get some, be sure to try the Fall Foliage recipe from Amador, which is 1.5 ounces of bourbon with ¾ ounce lemon juice, a half ounce of cinnamon syrup and one ounce local apple cider. Combine in a shaker with ice, shake vigorously and strain into a rocks glass with ice. Balvenie finishes several of their products in sherry and port barrels after aging them in traditional whiskey casks for many, many years. Their Doublewood 12 is finished in Spanish ex-Oloroso sherry casks for nine months. Because of this, the whiskey contains some Oloroso notes of honey and vanilla, as it is a fortified wine that is usually dark and nutty. The Doublewood 17 is finished in European oak sherry casks, giving it similar qualities to the 12, but with deeper vanilla notes and more complexity. The Balvenie Portwood 21 is a singlemalt whiskey that is finished in an old port barrel. As another fortified wine from Portugal, port is very rich and sweet. Because of its presence in the barrel, this whiskey has a nose of raisins and fruit with creaminess and silkiness and a long, gentle finish. This whiskey has been called Balvenie malt master David Stewart’s “finest creation,” and is one of his proudest achievements. One other notable Balvenie product is the Caribbean Cask 14, which is not aged in a wine barrel but is finished in casks that once held Caribbean rum. The result is a

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This Nashville trio’s second fulllength feels like a random mix of Versus, Hole and Yeah Yeah Yeahs, with singer Alicia Bognanno applying a few different indie styles to document a fairly rote-sounding breakup: sucks to be me, everything’s boring, I hate you, please be cool, the works. The overarching sound is no-wave, but not hard-ass no-wave, which is a little weird to me, being that the recording was done at Steve Albini’s Electrical Audio, where Bognanno interned years ago. Some of the guitar lines come from the Big Black playbook, the ones steeped in angry droning at least, while others go with early Pixies, but the x-factor is always Bognanno: will the next tune be a Courtney Love throat-shredding exercise, a blast of Karen O bitterness or just a mousy coed singalong? Eh, I suppose nobody wants to be hoarse for a week nowadays, so keeping her voice tuned enough to pull off Lisa Loeb if the occasion arose makes good business sense on Bognanno’s part. The tunes are, you know, OK, if that’s of any use. B — Eric W. Saeger Jonathan Saraga, Journey to a New World (Fresh Sound Records)

The hot takes on this New Yorkbased trumpeter’s 2013 debut LP First Vision generally pronounced it a wandering sort of record but in a good way, bearing a Dave Douglas kind of steez. That’s true of this, but now we know more about what’s influencing it: video games, or rather the storylines of the better ones. That’s what he’s sort of on about here, on his second album, or at least he sees it that way; I’d venture these very pleasant ramblings were concocted as a jazz soundtrack for a game, if not a violent one then one where there are bursts of activity of some sort. That’s not to infer there’s anything Nintendo about it, not with such a generic combo in place — Saraga’s joined by Remy Le Boef’s alto saxophone, pianist/ Fender Rhodes guy Chris Pattishall — and the stuff does cook, with opener “Uprising” tending to a little creepy business and then loping off into delicately written 1970s-tinged post-bop. Very easy to listen to, in spite of some roiling Sean Jones-ish bits that will make you sit up. A+ — Eric W. Saeger

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New Hampshire native Joyce Maynard is a big deal in the world of letters, so big that when she got married four years ago, the wedding made the “Vows” feature of The New York Times. In the opening paragraph, Maynard, who loves to swim, talked about the importance of diving into life — in this case, plunging into marriage after being divorced for 25 years. “I’d like to have tattooed on my wrist: ‘What’s the worst that can happen?’” she said. That’s the sort of statement that invites karma to swoop in, malevolent. Sure enough, the worst that could happen promptly did: Maynard’s new husband, Jim Barringer, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer a year after their wedding and died in their bed 19 months later. Maynard’s new memoir, The Best of Us, is the story of the brief love affair, but more than that, it’s a compelling account about what it’s like to love someone through a terminal illness — or any crushing hardship, really — and come out whole at the end. “If only you could learn the lessons of cancer without having cancer,” Maynard writes sorrowfully. A fixture in American literature since the age of 18, Maynard has long been a love-her or hate-her sort of author, having alienated many J.D. Salinger fans at the start of her career by writing about her May-December relationship with the famous recluse. Most of her 16 books are fiction, but Maynard is also a prolific essayist who wrote freely about her life long before “living out loud” through a blog became a thing. Among other topics, she has chronicled her difficult divorce, her breast implants, an unsettling relationship with a prison inmate, and a shortlived attempt at parenting two sisters that she adopted from Ethiopia after her own three children had left home. Honesty like that requires courage and backbone, or a willful blindness to how such stories are received. And in her new book, Maynard remains true to style, writing about her second marriage and her husband’s death as if her computer lacked a “delete” key. No detail, it seems, is too trivial to leave out, no anecdote so off-putting that it should be concealed, even when Maynard is pulled over after a wine-drenched meal for suspicion of drunk driving, or has a telephone tantrum that results in a visit from the local police. Considering how short the marriage and how quick the death, the book is long, and it feels long, as Maynard and her husband traverse the country looking for magical cures or at least a modicum of life extension. They — “they” because Maynard does everything with her husband but the chemo and surgery, even sleeping beside him in hospital beds — try dif-

ferent kinds of diets, see specialists at the nation’s top cancer clinics, meet with other pancreatic cancer patients and their spouses. Both virtually abandon their work to hunt for hope full-time. It is a grueling journey, not only for the couple but for the reader. Hope is hard to come by with pancreatic cancer, which has one of the worst survival rates among cancers. As their options diminished and Barringer grew thinner and weaker, Maynard fought the occasional twinge of self-pity in order to be a warrior for her husband, all the while mourning the old life she was learning to relinquish. She writes poignantly of how strange it seems that the rest of the world blithely goes on as her world is collapsing. Maynard met Barringer, who also had three children and had been divorced 25 years, on He was a high-powered attorney who was also a musician, athlete and avid consumer of the arts, the sort of man who counts down the days to a museum opening in a couple of months. Although both lived in California, they were married in New England, and in the course of the tale, Maynard bought a lake cottage in New Hampshire sight unseen. They spent several months tooling around New England on a motorcycle and in a car they that they bought on Craigslist and later magnanimously gave to a parking lot attendant at a Hilton hotel. This seems a good time to note that Barringer and Maynard, despite irregularity of income and the occasionally expressed concern about money, seem to have plenty of it, enough to pay out of pocket for $6,000-a-pop cancer treatments and for recreational travel, to include flights to the lakeside home that Maynard owns in Guatemala. Jetting to and fro for cancer treatments is not a lifestyle of the rich and famous, but it is something beyond the grasp of ordinary Americans who buy Maynard’s novels, and the casualness with which Maynard writes about their expenditures — to include splurging on a low-mileage BMW when Barringer was in his final months of life and throwing out a platter of fresh seafood after a party was canceled — at times makes the book seem like the first installment of a series called “Cancer as Rich People Do It.” That said, Maynard is a woman who was married in cowboy boots, and her preferred method of travel is the passenger seat, feet on the dash. She’s swimming in the deep end here, not the shallows, so we’re able to give Maynard a pass when her actions cross the lines of propriety. Hers is a story of genuine heartbreak and loss, paradoxically made bearable by the great love that made the loss so immense. “No story I have ever told has mattered more than this one,” Maynard writes. No argument here. A — Jennifer Graham

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• Mountain safety: Authors Julie Boardman and Dan Allen will be at MainStreet Bookends (16 E. Main St., Warner) on Sunday, Nov. 12, at 2 p.m. Boardman, author of When Women and Mountains Meet, will discuss her new book, Death in the White Mountains, and give a PowerPoint presentation on the fatal errors people have made on the mountains, the nine causes of death and how to stay safe while climbing and hiking. Allen will present his book Don’t Die on the Mountain, which is about the decision-making process necessary in hiking. Visit or call 456-2700. • Walt Whitman comes alive: Nashua Public Library (2 Court St., Nashua) will host Unlaunch’d Voices: An Evening with Walt Whitman, on Monday, Nov. 13, at 6:30 p.m. Actor Stephen Collins will portray the poet Walt Whitman reminiscing about the experiences that led to the creation of his book Leaves of Grass and about nursing wounded soldiers during the Civil War. Call 589-4610 or visit • A local family story: RiverRun Bookstore (142 Fleet St., Portsmouth) will welcome Michael Cameron Ward on Tuesday, Nov. 14, at 6:30 p.m., with his new book, A Colored Man in Exeter. Ward tells the story of his family, which moved from Brooklyn, New York, to Lee, New Hampshire, in 1957 to escape gang violence and became the first “colored family” in the area. Ward wrote the book at the request of his father who, with only weeks to live, recounted the stories of his life that he had never told to Ward. Visit or call 431-2100 for more information. — Angie Sykeny

Books Author Events • THE ADVENTURES OF MR. MUFFINS RELEASE PARTY New children’s picture book by Bill Pagum, illustrated by Leona Hosack. Thurs., Nov. 9, 6:30 p.m. RiverRun Bookstore, 142 Fleet St. , Portsmouth. Free. Visit • DAN BROWN Author discusses Origin. Thurs., Nov. 9, 7 p.m. The Music Hall , 28 Chestnut St., Portsmouth. Tickets cost $42 and include a hardcover copy of the book. Visit • JOSH JUDGE Author presents Nice to the Weather Guy. Sat., Nov. 11, 11 a.m. Gibson’s Bookstore, 45 S. Main St., Concord. Visit or call 224-0562. • STEPHEN ERICKSON Author presents What Would Madison Do? Mon., Nov. 13, 6:30 p.m. RiverRun Bookstore, 142 Fleet St. , Portsmouth. Visit • MARTIN PHILIP Author presents Breaking Bread: A Bak-

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“I was shocked and incredibly concerned and sad, and I wanted to do something to show people that the situation exists,” she said. Having never produced a film or even been to a film festival before, Phillips originally set out to make a very short film for the sole purpose of giving state social services a tool to raise awareness about the issue. Once she started working on the film, however, it grew into a 30-minute documentary, detailing the lives of multiple homeless young people. It premiered at the New Hampshire Film Festival in Portsmouth last month. Hippo’s Calendar App and Website “It went over incredibly well,” she said. “So I thought, since it was apparently good Walk-in family programs enough for the New Hampshire Film Festival, and the goal of the film is to raise awareness, I should try to get it in the SNOB Film Festival.” Phillips is one of a number of first-time filmmakers whose films were accepted for the festival. HippoScout “We feel strongly that new filmmakDonation of $5/family ers should have a voice,” Doherty said. “If someone has a film with a great story, we want to highlight that as much as possible.” The festival kicks off on Thursday Search by town, distance, date, and other characteristics ning with a New Hampshire craft beer Search by town, distance, date, tasting, featuring Soundtrack IPA, a beer and other characteristics brewed exclusively for the festival by Lithermans Limited Brewery in Concord. The first films shown will include the 1983 Canadian comedy Strange Brew and Almost Boss: The Longest Running Tribute Band in History, a 2017 feature length documentary about a Bruce Springsteen tribute band. On Friday, there will be five themed blocks of short films, including a familyfriendly block and a horror block. Saturday will start with a meetup for filmmakers, followed by a variety of feature-length films and short-film blocks. One of the most anticipated films being shown on Saturday, Doherty said, is the 2003 romantic drama The Room. Famously deemed by film critics as “The Worst Film Ever Made,” The Room

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has developed a cult following around the world and will make its Concord debut during the festival. “A lot of people are interested in it, and most of them have seen it before,” Doherty said. “It should be interesting to see how it plays out, showing the film live with a crowd.” Sunday will feature a kids’ film event that will show films created by kids from the Concord TV summer camp. The festival wraps up with a highlighted films and awards ceremony and a screening of the 2017 comedy-drama Brigsby Bear. Doherty encourages those who have never been to a film festival and are on the fence about attending to start by committing to at least one film event in the first or second day of the festival. “The first time I went [to the festival], I was only going to watch one film, but once I saw it and met the filmmaker I was hooked. I spent the rest of the weekend watching great films,” he said. “Just give one block of shorts a try. That’s the best thing to do, because if you don’t like it, it only lasts 15 minutes, and then you’re onto a different film.”

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Thor: Ragnarok (PG-13)

Asgard is under attack and only Thor (and friends) can (maybe eventually) save it in Thor: Ragnarok, a totally fun bit of Marvel superheroing.

Remember how we last left Thor (Chris Hemsworth) in Avengers: Age of Ultron? He was, er, looking for... was there a quest? No, I don’t remember and it doesn’t really matter because he sums it up as, like, a cosmic road trip capped off with fighting a giant fire god for his pointy opera-lady hat. Thor then returns to Asgard to find Odin (Anthony Hopkins) being fed grapes and watching some very fake-news theater about what a good little toaster poor dead Loki was. Or, I should say, “Odin” was living the life, as Thor quickly figures out that it’s a disguised Loki (Tom Hiddleston) who has been hanging out in Asgard, erecting statues to himself while the real Odin has been stashed somewhere on Earth (back in, I think, Thor: The Dark World). The brothers come to Earth to find Odin and when they finally do he’s on a cliff in Norway, staring out at the sea. He tells them that his time has come to shuffle off this immortal coil and, oh by the way, (1) they have a sister, (2) who is evil and (3) coming for them. As soon as Odin dies a sparkly CGI death, Hela (Cate Blanchett), goddess of death, does indeed show up, looking for her younger brothers to pledge loyalty to her, their new queen. Loki, who has apparently never seen movies before, tries to make a break for it with Thor to Asgard but Hela follows them, knocking them out of the rainbow-light-elevator thing that takes them home, sending them spinning off throughout the universe. Hela arrives at Asgard and immediately starts killing


Opening Friday, Nov. 10: Murder on the Orient Express (PG-13) Kenneth Branagh directs and stars in this adaptation of an Agatha Christie novel that also features Johnny Depp, she says with great apprehension; Daddy’s Home 2 (PG-13) I guess all the comedies are getting their Christmas-themed sequels this month; Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell return as dad and stepdad who spend the holidays with their own dads. Quick Takes Victoria and Abdul (PG-13) Judi Dench, Ali Fazal. There is something a little daffy about this historical-ish tale of Queen Victoria, near the end of her life, and her friend-

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resisters and gains herself a henchman in the form of Skurge (Karl Urban). She kills off Thor’s buddies immediately and soon the only one left to counter her is Heimdall (Idris Elba), the former inter-dimensional portal minder who is, you’ll remember, stone cold awesome. Meanwhile, Thor wakes up on a planet that appears to be one giant junkyard with a city in the middle of it. He is captured by someone initially called Scrapper but who we eventually learn was once a Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson). She sells Thor to the Grandmaster (Jeff Goldblum, who is peak Jeff Goldblum in this peak Marvel production), who sends Thor to become a gladiator to fight his grand champion. Thor gets the haircut he always should have had and a nifty bit of armor and is sent out to fight an unkillable beast — only to, as trailers have already given away, be met with his “friend from work” Bruce Banner in his big green incarnation as Hulk (Mark Ruffalo).

ship with Abdul Karim, a Muslim man from India who taught her Urdu and about the Koran. Adeel Akhtar plays a man who also journeys to England with Karim and gets to voice all the complaints about the terrible English weather and the even worse imperial oppression, giving him the feel of a checked box more than a person. Dench, who played a younger Victoria in Mrs. Brown, gives the role heft, probably more than it deserves, and helps to carry the movie through some of its weaker moments. Eddie Izzard plays Victoria’s oldest son Bertie and delivers a performance that manages to be half campy villain and half a genuine look at a difficult relationship

between parent and child. BReviewlets * indicates a must-see movie. Find full reviews at Jigsaw (R) Tobin Bell, Clé Bennett. The Saw story unnecessarily continues in this eighth movie (or first reboot or who knows what) featuring more people you don’t need to learn anything about being killed in elaborate but uninteresting ways and one of the world’s most incompetent police investigations. DGeostorm (PG-13) Gerard Butler, Jim Sturgess. The vast network of satellites

I saw a headline of a review (on Slate, I think) that called this movie goofy. I’d say “giddy” instead. My feelings while watching it were something like: There are Valkyries! And Led Zeppelin! And Hulk! And Loki! And Cate Blanchett looking like a bad-ass! And Thor with cute hair! And they all fight! And Idris Elba fights! And sometimes the fights are set to Led Zeppelin! Giddy. Ragnarok reminded me, in the best ways, of the first Guardians of the Galaxy, the same looseness, the same swing-for-thefences sensibility, the same willingness to be a little silly if the silliness is in service of fun. And why not? Thor has always been one of the lesser Avengers, particularly in his stand-alone movies. He is best as a foil for the sass of Tony Stark or the regular-joe-ness of Captain America. Here, his pretty-boy, cocky nature works with what the movie puts him through, the way it knocks him around and lets him respond

with brains, brawn and heart. This is also the closest we may ever get to a standalone Hulk movie. And that’s fine. This movie does a good job of reminding me what I like about Ruffalo’s Hulk performance — that it mixes a kind of necessarily comic book bigness with some heft. And it also highlights exactly who Bruce Banner is, personality-wise, in the Avengers — namely, that one friend who more or less gets along with everybody. And, in the tradition of Marvel Cinematic Universe layer-building, the movie also offers a totally serviceable Dr. Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) cameo that helps him fit better into the world — the Earth world, the Asgard world, the weird multidimensional world that he lives in. I might not always love the samey quality of the Marvel movies or the dutiful marching through of familiar beats, but I don’t think you can overstate the degree to which they really know what they are doing with these movies and how they all fit together. I trust the movies enough that I can just enjoy what I’m watching here and now and enjoy the serial story I’m seeing a piece of even if I don’t remember, for example, what a Thanos is or why the Infinity Stone talk never ends. Ragnarok also gives us some fun new characters. Thompson’s Valkyrie is a mix of a boozy Iron Man and an even more devil-may-care Han Solo — and is such a delight. Korg (Taiki Waititi), a vaguely The Thing-ish (from Fantastic Four) rock man, seems to play some combination of the roles Groot and Rocket filled in Guardians. He’s a big, opponent-crushing opening act at the gladiatorial fights but also a sweet guy who is planning a populist uprising in his spare time. In short: I liked Thor: Ragnarok. It is funny, it is fun, it has good, solid 50

built to control the world’s weather has been hacked and only one American hothead can save us! Also able to save us, the off button, apparently. Anything this dumb really needs to be much more fun. C-

horror movie that, jazz hands unfolds its story, making it all and hurrahs, doesn’t hate its the more effective. This movie female lead! I know, right? B+ sticks with you long after you leave the theater. B *Thank You For Your Service (R) Blade Runner 2049 (R) Miles Teller, Beulah Koale. Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford. Soldiers returning from Iraq And also Robin Wright, Jar*Happy Death Day (PG-13) find out that their country’s ed Leto, Ana de Armas and Jessica Rothe, Israel “thanks” does not seem to Sylvia Hoeks in this beautiBroussard. include their government’s ful-looking movie that is sadly In the Groundhog Day/Edge willingness to help them deal slow and boring and depressof Tomorrow tradition, sorori- with combat-related injuing in many ways (the future ty girl Tree lives the last day of ry in a timely fashion. Teller is an arid, garbage-filled dusther life over and over, always gives a solid performance as bowl where we eat bugs for ending up dead, usually at the a man just trying to keep him- protein; the present is a wastehands of an unknown creepy- self together ― for the men he land of underwritten roles for baby-mask-wearing killer. She used to lead and for his family women). Diehard fans may ― but not sure how to handle dig director Denis Villeneuve’s quickly takes charge of trying to solve her murder and the effects of PTSD until the take on the classic sci-fi unilearns how to fix a few othArmy is able to find him help. verse. I, as a newbie, was left er life concerns along the way Thank You For Your Service is without a burning desire for calm and methodical in how it more of this franchise. C in this delightful and funny HIPPO | NOVEMBER 9 - 15, 2017 | PAGE 49

49 superhero action. I’d watch it again and I am eager to see these characters again — in other words, a success. B+ Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and brief suggestive material, according to the MPAA. Directed by Taika Waititi with a screenplay by Eric Pearson and Craig Kyle & Christopher Yost, Thor: Ragnarok is two hours and 10 minutes long and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.


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The Bad Moms return for drinking and swearing and the occasional male stripper — in Santa garb — in A Bad Moms Christmas, a movie whose operating principle is that it is super funny to hear ladies swear.

I am not here to argue that swearing is never funny. I just think you can’t only give Mila Kunis a string of profanities and then call it a day. Recently divorced mom Amy (Kunis), slightly bonkers mom Kiki (Kristen Bell) and down-for-a-party mom Carla (Kathryn Hahn) look out at the crazed shopper- and sugar-sprinkled landscape of the week before Christmas and decide they aren’t having it. They want a chill Christmas, one that doesn’t require every last drop of their energy and sanity to soldier through. Amy even gets her kids and her boyfriend, Jessie (Jay Hernandez), and his young daughter on board for the idea of a Christmas Eve spent sledding and a Christmas day capped off with Chinese take-out (which is, let me give credit where it’s due, a GENIUS idea that I love but sadly none in my family would support). But then their moms come to town. Carla knows her mom Isis (Susan Sarandon) is just in town for money but she’s happy to have her around anyway. Kiki’s mom Sandy (Cheryl Hines) shows up several days early and then latches herself to her daughter like a sucker fish, constantly sporting sweatshirts with Kiki’s face on them. Amy’s mother, Ruth (Christine Baranski), feels it’s her job to inform Amy of all the ways she is doing Christmas wrong. She insists Amy trudge through a bunch of elaborate holiday traditions, pinning their necessity on the fact that it’s the children’s first Christmas since the divorce. Amy’s dad Hank (Peter Gallagher) seems to think Ruth is a little bonkers but goes along with her ornate Christmas party plans — featuring Kenny G!— and heavily produced carolling outing. And, because what would an R-rated mom comedy be without some exotic male dancers, Carla falls in love with Ty Swindel (Justin Hartley), who is in town to compete in some sexy Santa dancing and disrobing competitions.

I wish this movie had been better, because it has some worthy things in it. There are several occasions when it looks like actual person Christine Baranski (not her character) is about to crack up. Baranski — who is, in general, a national treasure and a benefit to most things — also offers the movie its best scene of genuine emotion. And little notes about her character — a holiday dress she wears that looks like a fairy tale Evil Queen costume and yet is pretty awesome, for example — would make for some fun if cartoony storytelling. But the movie misses several opportunities to make the aggressive perfection of her character something more meaningful and give her more dimension. There are other nice moments: Carla’s looks of sincere true love every time the goofy Ty talks (or, better, dances). A giddy little “yay!” look from Peter Gallagher’s Hank when Ty breaks into one of those dances. (Though Gallagher’s character is an example of how, in this movie and the first Bad Moms, the movie has nothing to say about the role men and dads play in this universe of extreme mom-ing.) All three leading ladies — Bell, Kunis and Hahn — have moments when their delivery and facial expressions are comedically on point, which makes the general meh-ness of the humor here (which is not even as sharp as the not-all-that-sharp first movie) all the more disappointing. (Ditto to a brief cameo by Christina Applegate as an apex Queen Bee mom. This movie could have used more of her and her particular grown-up lady energy.) And in its “everything falls apart” moment Christmas too closely mirrors the first movie, both in its execution and in the way the scene fails and even sort of betrays the movie that comes before it. There is definitely humor to be mined in the nuttiness of the holidays and how much of the “magic” of the season falls on the mom in a family to create and shop for and wrap and bake. But A Bad Moms Christmas tries to do too many things, gets all tangled up in exactly what it wants to say and ends up offering nothing particularly smart, sharp or as uproariously funny as it thinks it is to say about the subject. C Rated R for crude sexual content and language throughout and some drug use, according to the MPAA. Written and directed by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, A Bad Moms Christmas is an hour and 44 minutes long and distributed by STXfilms.


Woody Harrelson and some significant makeup play President Lyndon Johnson in LBJ, a half-inchdeep look at the beginnings of his presidency.

The movie starts on Nov. 22, 1963, and intercuts scenes of the Johnsons’ (Jennifer Jason Leigh plays Lady Bird) leaving the presidential airplane at Love Field in Dallas and joining the motorcade that eventually takes JFK (Jeffrey Donovan) through Dealey Plaza with scenes of Johnson’s pre-vice presidential life. We see him wheeling and dealing to get legislation passed as senate majority leader and considering a run for president, even as the Kennedy machine gears up to capture the nomination. We run through the familiar stories: how Johnson feels the Kennedys (particularly Robert, played by Michael Stahl-David) don’t like him and look down on him; the growing schism in the Democratic Party between a more liberal faction and the Southern contingent that is determined to fight all civil rights-related legislation. Johnson, a Texan, “speaks Southern,” as he explains, and attempts to hold that faction together, even as its members feel under siege by Kennedy. After Kennedy’s assassination, Johnson finally gets the office he’d wanted for so long but the circumstances mean he must tread carefully in making the presidency his own. The Kennedy staff think him not up to the task of leadership and carrying on Kennedy’s legacy while the Southern contingent think they finally have a president who will do their bidding. I feel like this movie was trying to take a page from Steven Spielberg’s 2012 movie Lincoln and look at the Johnson presidency through the lens of one moment, specifically the Kennedy assassination and the passage of the Civil Rights Act. This is a fascinating point in history and there are hints in this movie of both the nitty gritty work of legislating and what the issues (including civil rights struggles and political realignment) mean in terms of the wider scope of history. But this movie approaches every element of this moment and history with such broadness that any real subtlety or detail or texture is lost. The movie feels like a seventh-grade report on the Kennedy assassination, with every bit of dialogue sounding like exposition pulled out of an encyclopedia. Any actual performance in this is completely lost — characters feel either one-note or, in the case of Harrelson, more makeup than character. LBJ makes an adequate case that there is a really great process movie to be made from this point in history. This isn’t it. CRated R for language. Directed by Rob Reiner with a screenplay by Joey Hartstone, LBJ is an hour and 38 minutes long and distributed by Electric Distribution Inc.

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NITE Groovin’ time Local music news & events

By Michael Witthaus

• Unplugged: Enjoy acoustic music from three local performers with a nice symmetry. Will Hatch plays solo, while the lively duo Hometown Eulogy offers a mix of originals and covers from Willie Nelson, the Dead and the Doors. Sensitive Men is a trio with a rugged, rustic sound. Check out their new EP done at Rocking Horse Studio. “Home With Me” is a standout, wry and winning. Go Thursday, Nov. 9, 9 p.m., Penuche’s Ale House, 16 Bicentennial Square, Concord. See • Electrified: A new album from Manchester quartet Eden’s Lie, the band’s first since 2010’s Epiphany Season, is marked with a CD release show. Open Your Eyes is melodic and intense, with solid guitar and vocals from leader Robby Gagnon, and once again includes old-school touches like nice cover art and a guiding concept. Tester and Edgewize open. Go Friday, Nov. 10, 8 p.m., Jewel Music Venue, 61 Canal St., Manchester. Tickets are $10 at, $15 at the door, and include a free CD. • Finale: Covering everyone from Pink to Tool, Hott Commodity has been a, well, hot commodity on the area club circuit since forming a few years back. But the party can’t go on forever. Band leaders Sherri and Norman Bishop are making more than music; the couple is expecting their first child, so the group is calling it quits with a farewell show. Go Saturday, Nov. 11, 8 p.m., Club ManchVegas, 50 Old Granite St., Manchester. See • Outreach: Be the Change holds a benefit show starring Best Not Broken to support efforts to build global communities. Their Honduran Outreach Team (H.O.T.) aids in arts projects, like mural-making and a dance team, in San Francisco de la Paz in Olancho, Honduras. Tom Lopez, Alyssa O’mara and Patrick Paraggio also perform. Go Sunday, Nov. 12, 2 p.m., Thirsty Turtle, 8 Temple St., Nashua, 674-2847. • Residency: Begun as an acoustic duo in the early ’00s, Wellfleet grew to a quintet mid-decade and has stayed a solid draw in the region ever since. Featuring blues-infused Americana rock, soaring two-part vocals and harp-playing from Craig Roy that fans of Blues Traveler will lock into, they’re midway through a month-long residency at a popular Seacoast music stop. Go Wednesday, Nov. 15, 9 p.m., Fury’s Publick House, 1 Washington St., Dover. See Want more ideas for a fun night out? Check out Hippo Scout, available via the Apple App Store, Google Play and online at HIPPO | NOVEMBER 9 - 15, 2017 | PAGE 52

Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals hit Tupelo By Michael Witthaus

From “Good Lovin’” to “Groovin’” to “It’s a Beautiful Morning,” the Rascals had a stunning string of hits in the mid-1960s. None was bigger than “People Got To Be Free,” which topped the Billboard charts for five weeks in the turbulent summer of 1968. Though the song was an optimistic call to world harmony, wrapped with a bright, buoyant melody, its origins were much darker. Rascals lead singer and keyboard player Felix Cavaliere was responding to the assassination of Martin Luther King when he wrote the song with bandmate Eddie Brigati, and it was colored by other events. Around the same time, their tour bus broke down in Florida, and the band was threatened by a group of locals offended by their long hair. Tragically, between the time they recorded the song and its release, Robert F. Kennedy was also killed. RFK’s death hit Cavaliere hard, as he’d been a volunteer in his campaign — one of the many ways he combined music and activism. As a band, the Rascals routinely backed their words with deeds, playing benefits and speaking out on important issues of the day. After the Florida incident, the Rascals updated their performing contract to stipulate that a black act be on every bill. It was an expensive requirement, especially in the South, and many shows were canceled as a result. In a recent phone interview, Cavaliere lamented what he perceives as an indifference to social justice in the current music scene. “I don’t think there’s anyone out there making statements. ... Everyone is trying to sell records,” he said. “There are a lot of females trying to educate younger girls about what not to do in their relationships, but that’s about as far as it goes.” Granted, the impulse is stronger in social media. “In those days, we didn’t have Instagram, Facebook and iPhones,” he said. “Everyone connected through the music and that’s how our generation spoke to Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals 50th Anniversary Tour When: Friday, Nov. 10, 8 p.m. Where: Tupelo Music Hall, 10 A St., Derry Tickets: $45 - $65 at

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one another. ... In some ways it was a guiding light. I always tried to at least put my political and cosmic and civil rights opinions into songs. I think a lot of other artists did that as well, which I don’t really see today — except in protests.” The spirit of the ’60s is alive and well at Cavaliere’s shows, however. While Rascals hits dominate, there are also bits of other songs from the decade, such as a snippet of “My Girl” woven into “Groovin.’” He uses that technique to give context. The Rascals covered many R&B songs in their career; they were the first non-black group signed to Atlantic Records. Audience singalongs also feature prominently. “They love it,” he said. “It’s part of what’s in their memory banks of romances and fun, and it takes them back. That’s the feedback I get when I speak to the people after the show.” His longtime band will join him at an upcoming Tupelo Music Hall appearance, billed as Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals. “The Rascals were together for five years,” he said. “I’ve been with these guys 16 to 17 years — they’re just magnificent.” The original Rascals split in 1972, reuniting for a one-off show in 2010. Two years later, the retrospective Once Upon a Dream ran on Broadway and toured nationally.

Cavaliere recently reached out to his former bandmates about possibly doing a brief tour, but only Gene Cornish expressed interest. “Eddie’s doing a project with Steve Van Zandt [the E Street guitarist who engineered past reunion shows] and Dino [Danelli] ... seems to be more interested in being a painter,” Cavaliere said. The inspiration for a another tour came during a pair of shows Cavaliere did in Hawaii early this year. “The outpouring of love that we got out there was amazing,” he said. “So I just wanted to say, why not do it one more time? But if it’s not accepted with that kind of feeling, universally, then the hell with it.” There are plenty of other projects to keep the energetic 75-year-old busy. Next June, Cavaliere and his band will perform orchestrated versions of the Rascals catalog with the 70-member Nashville Symphony. “Since I studied classical music in college, this is almost like a complete circle,” he said. “We have to prepare charts for all of these instruments, an expensive and time-consuming process, [and] we are just about there. Of course, I can use those musical sheets for other symphonies. It’s a big endeavor, and really excited FELIX CAVALIERE I’m about it.” He’s also completing a biography. “It’s my story, the way I see it,” he said. He addresses Brigati’s abrupt departure from the Rascals in 1970, but Cavaliere still isn’t certain about his former cowriter’s reasons. “When we did Once Upon a Dream, the way Steve Van Zandt treated it was like, ‘I screwed up’ — that’s the way he said it. But you know, that’s no answer; we don’t really know the answer.” Brigati’s decision came as the band was changing record labels, another blow. “You can’t figure it out; it’s a shame,” Cavaliere said. “It’s one thing to abandon ship when your career is finished, but it’s another to do it right in the middle ... when you’re in your 20s. Where do you go from here? Not to say the burden placed on the rest of us.”

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Portsmouth British Beer Co. 103 Hanover St. 501-0515 Cafe Nostimo 72 Mirona Road 436-3100 Demeters Steakhouse 3612 Lafayette Rd. 766-0001 Dolphin Striker 15 Bow St. 432-5222 Fat Belly’s 2 Bow St. 610-4227 Grill 28 200 Grafton Road (Pease Golf Course) 433-1331 Hilton Garden Inn 100 High St. 431-1499 Latchkey 41 Vaughan Mall 766-3333 Martingale Wharf 99 Bow St. 431-0901 Oar House 55 Ceres St. 436-4025 Portsmouth Book & Bar 40 Pleasant St. 427-9197 Portsmouth Gas Light 64 Market St. 430-9122 Press Room 77 Daniel St. 431-5186 Redhook Brewery 1 Redhook Way 430-8600 Ri Ra Irish Pub 22 Market Square 319-1680 Rudi’s 20 High St. 430-7834

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All quotes are from Does This Book Make My Butt Look Big?, by Carson Kressley, born Nov. 11, 1969. Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21) ...My lifelong muse is Grace Kelly. We are both natural (!) blond Scorpios born in Pennsylvania one day apart, forty years apart, which means absolutely nothing and absolutely everything. Some things are like that. Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21) Having a positive attitude toward yourself ... reflects much more about you than the number on a scale. People don’t think, Wow, Penelope looks like she’s 149 pounds today. But they will think you look great if you’re radiant and confident.... You’ve got this. Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19) Like eating flourless chocolate cake and Googling “Channing Tatum Strip Tease,” every good thing has its limits. It’ll feel good at first; quit while you’re ahead. Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18) So … let’s recap: You have a pared-down, ultraorganized wardrobe ready to expand. But you know that it requires more than a binge buying session to truly land on the essence of your new style.... It’s not so much about leading you to specific items, but moving toward an evolution of your personal look. Give it time. Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20) No matter how hard we prodded, Shantelle wouldn’t let go of anything, like a child with her stuffed animals. … Since her friends were roughly the same size as her, we had them model her clothing. How’s that for a perspective tweak? What started out as, “What? She looks great. I’m keeping it!” became, “Wow, you both look pretty bad.” If you don’t want to see it on them, maybe they don’t want to see it on you. Aries (March 21 – April 19) Dawn was an extreme example of a woman dressing not for herself but as a shield, which is anything but empowering. But as sure as peanut but-


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The 72nd annual Yellville (Arkansas) Turkey Trot, which took place on Oct. 14, is famous for its Turkey Drop, in which live turkeys are dropped from a low-flying airplane and then chased by festivalgoers. This year, reports, several turkeys were dropped during the afternoon despite animalrights activists having filed a formal complaint with the sheriff’s office, saying the pilot “terrorized” the birds. But pharmacist and past pilot Dana Woods told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: “We treat the turkeys right. That may sound ironic, but we don’t abuse those turkeys. We coddle and pet those turkeys. We’re good to them.” Wild turkeys can fly, but in 2016, about a dozen turkeys were dropped and not all survived the fall. According to The Washington Post, over the past several years, local sponsors and the chamber of commerce have distanced themselves from the Turkey Drop, now more than five decades old. The Federal Aviation Administration is checking to see if any laws or regulations were broken, but said it has not intervened in past years because the turkeys are not considered to be projectiles.

‘Tis the season

Could turkeys be sensing the peril of the season? Police in Bridgewater, Massachusetts, tweeted a warning to the town’s residents on Oct. 15 about aggressive wild turkeys, WBZ-TV reported. As proof, an accompanying video showed four turkeys chasing a Bridgewater police cruiser, but police were not as amused as their Twitter followers. “Aggressive turkeys are a problem in town,” the department tweeted. “State law doesn’t allow the police or (animal control) to remove them.”


In 1990, Marlene Warren, 40, answered her door in Wellington, Florida, and was shot in the face by a clown bearing balloons (one of which read “You’re the greatest!”) and flowers. On Sept. 26, Palm Beach County Sgt. Richard McAfee announced that Warren’s widower’s current wife, Sheila Keen Warren, 54, had been arrested for the murder, 27 years after the fact, and taken into custody in Abingdon, Virginia. Sheila Keen married Michael Warren in 2002, NBC News reported. (Warren went to prison in 1994 for odometer tampering, grand theft and racketeering in connection with his car rental agency.) Sheila had worked for him, repossessing cars, and they were reportedly having an affair when the murder took place. While Sheila had always

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Kenyans Gilbert Kipleting Chumba and David Kiprono Metto were among the favorites to win the Venice Marathon on Oct. 22. Instead, Eyob Ghebrehiwet Faniel, 25, a local running in only his second marathon, took the prize after the lead runners were led several hundred meters off-course by an errant guide motorcycle. Faniel is the first Italian man to win the Venice Marathon in 22 years. “Today’s race shows that the work is paying off,” Faniel said following his victory. Uh, sure.

Most considerate criminal

Nelly’s Taqueria in Hicksville, New York, suffered a break-in on Oct. 3, but the burglar redefined the term “clean getaway.” Surveillance video showed a man donning food-service gloves and starting a pot of water to boil before hammering open the cash register. He secured $100 in his pockets, leaving a dollar in the tip jar, then started “cooking up a storm,” owner Will Colon told Newsday. Cameras recorded as the thief cooked beans, sauteed shrimp and chicken, and helped himself to a cold soda before enjoying his meal standing up. “The way he handled that pan, man, the dude had some skills,” Colon said. Afterward, he carefully stored the leftovers in the refrigerator, cleaned his pans and wiped down all the surfaces he had used. Then he took off through

People different from us

• In Lissone, Italy, 40-year-old fitness instructor Laura Mesi made news when she married herself in late September. “I told my relatives and friends that if I had not found my soul mate, I would marry myself by my 40th birthday,” Mesi said, according to The Independent. She spent more than 10,000 euros ($11,700) for the occasion, which included a white wedding dress, a three-tiered cake, bridesmaids and 70 guests. Mesi is part of a self-marrying movement dubbed “sologamy” that has followers all over the world. Her marriage holds no legal significance. “If tomorrow I find a man to build a future with, I will be happy, but my happiness will not depend on him,” Mesi declared. • An anonymous collector from Palm Beach, Florida, was the winning bidder in an Oct. 11 online auction for a halfsmoked cigar that British Prime Minister Winston Churchill enjoyed during a 1947 trip to Paris. AP reports the 4-inch cigar remnant brought just over $12,000 in the auction managed by Boston-based RR Auction. The company says Churchill smoked the cigar on May 11, 1947, at Le Bourget Airport. A British airman, Cpl. William Alan Turner, kept the cigar after he and his crew flew Churchill and his wife between Paris and London. The label on the Cuban stogie includes Churchill’s name. Visit




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